Kiryas Joel, NY Approximately 40 firefighters from eight different fire companies responded to a four alarm blaze in Kiryas Joel in the early morning hours of Shabbos, causing heavy damage to a three story multi-family home.
According to the Times Herald Record (http://bit.ly/2onU4Fu), the fire at 9 Taylor Court was reported at approximately 5 AM. Only three people were in the wood and brick house when the fire broke out and all were safely evacuated.
The four alarm blaze is believed to have begun at the rear section of the house’s third floor, which sustained heavy fire damage, according to public safety officials at the Village of Kiryas Joel. Both the first and second floor of the house suffered major water damage.
The flames from the fire were so intense that firefighters fanned out to protect homes located behind the Taylor Court house. By 8 AM, fire crews reported that the blaze was mostly under control, with a few remaining hot spots extinguished by 10 AM.
Investigators remained at the house throughout the day and have yet to determine the cause of the fire.