Bnei Brak Synagogue Fire

Three people were lightly hurt in Vizhnitz Synagogue on Torat Yisrael street.. Electrical malfunction suspected as the cause of the fire.

Gil Ronen , | updated: 23:07

Fire at Vizhnitz Synagogue, 23.9.10
Fire at Vizhnitz Synagogue, 23.9.10
Moshe Veitzman, ZAKA

A fire broke out Thursday evening in the Vizhnitz Synagogoue on Torat Yisrael Street in Bnei Brak, during Sukkot services.  Fire crews evacuated the congregants safely but several Torah scrolls were consumed in the fire.

Moshe Veitzman, a rescue volunteer, told Arutz Sheva's Hebrew service that three people were lightly hurt and evacuated to hospitals. The congregants tried to save burning Torah scrolls from the Torah Ark but were only able to save three of the scrolls that were housed there.

The current assessment is that the fire was caused by a malfunction in the electric fan inside the Ark.

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