New Square, NY - Fire chief: Locked Doors Trapped Yeshiva Students During Blaze
New Square, NY - Firefighters had to knock down a locked door in order to evacuate teenage boys from a fire in a yeshiva Thursday after the students living in the dormitory were unable to get out because several exits had been padlocked, said Kim Weppler, chief of the Hillcrest Fire Company.
The Washington Avenue fire, which Weppler characterized as “mischievous,” occurred on the second floor of the boys’ dormitory at the Yeshiva Avir Yakov school. It appeared to have started in a garbage can shortly after 2 p.m. and then spread throughout the hallway.
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