A fire broke out this morning at Beis Rivka girls’ school on Crown Street. Thankfully, there were no injuries reported.
The fire began in the building’s electrical room. It was successfully brought under control by the FDNY.
The students of the older division were sent home for the day, due to concerns of smoke inhalation since they occupy the upper half of the building. The younger division, which occupies a part of the building unaffected by the fire, will complete the day’s studies.
A student told CrownHeights.info that – in a remarkable gesture of kindness – the security guard of the next-door public school invited a group of students inside to keep warm from the cold weather, since many did not have the chance to grab their coats before exiting the building.