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Kiryas Joel, NY - Fire from Shabbat Candles Injured Disabled Elderly

Published on: November 12, 2011 06:10 PM
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Kiryas Joel, NY - Fire department and Kiryas Joel Hatzolah responded Friday night to 101 Forest Road for a person injured in a fire from Shabbat candles.

A helicopter was requested and transported the disabled 70-year-old woman who had sustained burns to 75% of her body, to Westchester Medical Center.

A second victim was transported by ambulance to the hospital.


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 Nov 12, 2011 at 07:09 PM Rut24 Says:

Refuah Shelimah to both victims.

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 Nov 12, 2011 at 07:37 PM Ben Says:

Anyone know a name?

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 Nov 12, 2011 at 07:37 PM Grandkid Says:

After the seuda she wandered out to the dining room and her husband heard her screaming when he got there her clothes were all burnt. Right now the doc said she has 10% chance. No one knows how she got there since her walker and stick were in her bedroom. She is in critical Zisa Ruchel Bas Hindel

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 Nov 12, 2011 at 07:40 PM Anonymous Says:

According to the dictionary elderly is anyone 65 years of age or older.

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 Nov 12, 2011 at 07:40 PM Einikel Says:

Reply to #6  
Ben Says:

Anyone know a name?

This is Yitzchok Schwartz's wife

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 Nov 12, 2011 at 07:42 PM zgold Says:

she and her aid that tried to extinguish the flames were injured.

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 Nov 12, 2011 at 07:54 PM Herewego Says:

Maybe we should go back riding horse and buggies since there are much more accidents when riding a car?????
Everything is to be done in a responsible manner in a traditional way.

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 Nov 12, 2011 at 08:37 PM Knockyankel Says:

She was sleeping by the table

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 Nov 12, 2011 at 09:15 PM Anonymous Says:

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Knockyankel Says:

She was sleeping by the table

How does a disabled woman catch fire "sleeping by a table"....Some of the posts above make no sense. Was this an accident? Is there some suggestion of foul play? If she was disabled, how did she "wander into the dining room?

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 Nov 12, 2011 at 09:20 PM Abe Says:

She is at the westchester hospital. 80% of her body burned. She is on a respirator. The Doctors r giving her only 10% chance to make it for the next 72 hour.

Her nurse clams that she put her in to her bed 10:00pm to sleep and no one knows how and y she came back out. And how This happened around 10:15. 15 minutes later

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 Nov 12, 2011 at 10:50 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

How does a disabled woman catch fire "sleeping by a table"....Some of the posts above make no sense. Was this an accident? Is there some suggestion of foul play? If she was disabled, how did she "wander into the dining room?

If someone sleeps on her chair by the shabbos table and a candle falls on the tablecloth and it starts burning ,its hard to know exactly how it started but its not good either way ,what's happening to entire Klal Yisroel is no good ,we need a Yeshia Big Time ,

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 Nov 12, 2011 at 10:55 PM Anonymous Says:

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Abe Says:

She is at the westchester hospital. 80% of her body burned. She is on a respirator. The Doctors r giving her only 10% chance to make it for the next 72 hour.

Her nurse clams that she put her in to her bed 10:00pm to sleep and no one knows how and y she came back out. And how This happened around 10:15. 15 minutes later

We heard the Chopper about 12

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 Nov 12, 2011 at 11:28 PM mahumbleopinion Says:

All this goin on is just freaky scary. U never know who or what will happen next. Was this in her own apartment, only w/ an aid? Didn't a smoke alarm go off? Saddd.....

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 Nov 12, 2011 at 11:56 PM Anonymous Says:

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mahumbleopinion Says:

All this goin on is just freaky scary. U never know who or what will happen next. Was this in her own apartment, only w/ an aid? Didn't a smoke alarm go off? Saddd.....

What so "freaky scary"?? An elderly and disabled woman left alone by her caregiver knocks over some shabbos candles and starts a fire. Accidents like this are unfortunately quite common in that demographic group

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 Nov 13, 2011 at 02:59 AM MONTREALYID Says:

I ask a simple question.

Would it not be prudent that elderly people be able to light electric candles to honor the Shabbos?

Can this be done?

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 Nov 13, 2011 at 03:51 AM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

How does a disabled woman catch fire "sleeping by a table"....Some of the posts above make no sense. Was this an accident? Is there some suggestion of foul play? If she was disabled, how did she "wander into the dining room?

She is an alzheimers patient. With them anything can happen.

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 Nov 14, 2011 at 07:40 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

What so "freaky scary"?? An elderly and disabled woman left alone by her caregiver knocks over some shabbos candles and starts a fire. Accidents like this are unfortunately quite common in that demographic group

Really? quite common in that demographic group? I'm not aware of that at all...I AM ONE OF THEM IN THAT 'DEMOGRAPHIC GROUP' ...!

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