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Firefighter injured after fire breaks out at Kings Ready Mix in Borough Park

By Mason White 5:46 PM March 3, 2014
Kings Ready Mix cement truck illustration 

By: Devansh Dutt
A firefighter was hospitalized after suffering injuries while extinguishing a fire in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn, New York, the Fire Department New York said.

The fire broke out around 3:30 a.m. on Monday, at the Kings Ready Mix, a one floor building, which is located on Dahill Road.

More than one hundred firefighters responded to the scene and placed the fire under control. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Last December, the Lelov Hasidic group in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn, New York, was left without a place of worship after a fast-moving fire destroyed their synagogue.

Brooklyn firefighters said that the Lelov synagogue caught on fire on Friday evening.

The fire broke out in the staircase leading to the apartment of the synagogue’s rabbi, Yaakov Yitzchak Biderman. The fire began on the bottom floor, but it quickly spread throughout the building.

Eyewitness said that worshipers were seen rescuing Jewish sacred books and Torah scrolls from the synagogue. The rabbi was seen evacuating his family from the top floor.

Firefighters extinguished the fire, but the structure of the synagogue was severely damaged. No injuries were reported.