Fire tears through classroom of Hebrew Academy on Long Island

  • Source: WABC-TV
  • Published: 01/10/2019 05:18 PM

A fire broke out at an elementary school on Long Island Thursday morning, forcing officials to cancel classes until further notice. It started around 3 a.m. inside the second floor of the Hebrew Academy of Five Towns and Rockaway on Washington Avenue in Lawrence. "It was confined to one classroom, a large classroom," Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department Chief Edward Kohler said. "A little extension to the hallway and a little extension to the outside of the building when the flames came out the windows." Firefighters reported heavy smoke throughout the building. "It was a textbook operation," Kohler said. "The members did a really good job. They had smoke. They had to find the fire. There was a lot of hose stretching through hallways upstairs and ultimately to the classroom that was on fire." Fortunately, no one was injured.


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