Photos: Fire Destroys Bunkhouse on Shabbos at Camp Silver Lake


silver lake fire (1)[Photos below.] A massive blaze destroyed a bunkhouse at Camp Silver Lake on Greenfield Road in Woodridge, NY, this afternoon, shortly after the Shabbos seudah.

The fire – said to have started from an electrical box – consumed the Deluxe bunkhouse, located between the Chatkeh and the Sette buildings in the camp, which is operated by Yeshiva Torah Temimah.

The fire started at 2 p.m. and was put out thanks to the efforts of the Woodridge and Monticello fire departments. Flames returned at about 7 p.m. from the electrical box located under the structure.

At least one bochur was in the building at the time the fire erupted. No one was injured.

“24 campers who slept in that building have been displaced,” an assistant chef at the camp told

Most of the belongings of those campers – twelfth graders from Yeshiva Torah Temimah – were destroyed, but the tefillin in the building were removed in time. Other than their suits and hats, the boys lost virtually everything.

{Gavriel Newscenter/Photos: Flash 87 Images}


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  1. I am happy to hear everyone is okay. Silver Lake is one of the biggest mekomos hatorah in the Catskills. May the Torah learned there by the many Bneiu Torah there continues to be maeigin on us all.

  2. To Commenter #!, “price of gas is going up”: What does visiting day have to do with the fire which took place on Shabbos?