Borough Park, NY – Victims Of Deadly BP Fire Identified


    The burnt house is seen at 1174 44th St in Brooklyn, NY. (Bill Farrington/ Park, NY – Authorities have released the names of the couple who lost their lives in an early morning fire that raced through their Borough Park home.

    61 year old Chaim Gluck and his 59 year old wife Faigy died in the fast moving fire that ravaged their 44th Street duplex on 11th Ave.

    Their 19 year old daughter, who was rescued from a fire escape by firefighters, suffered smoke inhalation and was transported to Maimonides Hospital where she is listed in stable condition.

    As previously reported on VIN News (, the three alarm blaze was reported at 3:47 AM. FDNY officials said that the flames, which quickly made their way from the first floor to the attic, spread very quickly.

    It took firefighters approximately two hours to get the fire under control and one firefighter was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

    The source of the fire remains under investigation and it is unknown at this time if there were working smoke detectors in the home.

    The Glucks were congregants of Khal Ohr Hachaim and parents of four who had two married sons living in Lakewood and a married daughter living in Fairlawn.

    Their funeral will take place today at 2:30 PM at Shomrei Hadas Chapels in Borough Park.
    (Bill Farrington/
    (Bill Farrington/
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    1. To #7-What gives you the right to imply that the victims did not have any working smoke detectors? You don’t know that for a fact. Until the NYFD investigates this horrible tragedy, why don’t you keep your Monday morning quarterback comments to yourself?

      • To #9…if you check the official FDNY twitter page, you will see a post on 8/28 at 8:07PM reading “Per #FDNY Fire Marshals: Cause of 8/28 3rd alarm, 1170 44 St BK was accidental, careless cooking/grill. Smoke detector not present.” Obviously HaShem is the one that is truly in charge, but we must do our part to always keep our houses up to date. Baruch Dayan HaEmet.

      • Brooklyn, NY – The heartbreaking three alarm fire that took the life of a Brooklyn man and his wife as they slept in their home early Monday morning was a tragic and avoidable accident, according to the FDNY, which released results of its investigation this afternoon.
        FDNY officials said that the massive blaze that took the lives of 61 year old Chaim Gluck and his wife Faigy was started by a disposable charcoal barbeque grill that was left unattended on the wooden deck of the family’s Borough Park home.
        FDNY officials reported that there were no smoke detectors in the house to warn the family of the flames that ultimately made their way through the house and into the attic.


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