Borough Park

On eve of Passover, one injured in fire in Boro Park, Brooklyn

March 25, 2013 By Mary Frost Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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An all hands fire broke out Monday morning at a three-story private house in the Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Borough Park (also spelled Boro Park), Brooklyn.

One person in the house was injured and was taken in serious condition to Maimonides Medical Center.

According to FDNY, the call came in at 10:44 a.m., with the fire originating in the basement at 1259 51 Street, between 12th and 13th avenues.

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An FDNY spokesperson told the Brooklyn Eagle that the cause of the fire was not yet known. The incident is under investigation by Fire Marshals.

On Monday, Passover Eve, ritual bread burning, known as the “burning of the chametz,” took place at 32 sites established by the community and FDNY in Boro Park as part of the traditional Passover observance. There is no indication at this time that the fire was related to the custom, however.

A spokesperson for Councilman David Greenfield told the Brooklyn Eagle that the bread burning was “running smoothly” and was “very orderly this year. FDNY was all over the place.”

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