Tragedy struck Boro Park, Brooklyn, this morning when an early morning blaze claimed the lives of two residents.
According to police, FDNY responded to a fire at a single-family home on 44th Street, between 12th Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway, in Boro Park shortly before 4 a.m. The blaze had been burning for some time before the firefighters arrived.
The conflagration claimed the lives of R’ Chaim Elazar Shalom, 61, and Faigy Gluck, 59, who were in a second-floor bedroom.
“There was a large body of fire when our unit first came in on the first floor and the second floor going up the stairwell and the interior stairs,” FDNY Deputy Chief Russ Regan told CBS NY. “It was a very fast-moving fire.”
The Glucks’ 17-year-old daughter, Chana, was rescued after being found on a fire escape. Her parents were taken to the hospital, where they passed away.
The levaya of Rabbi and Mrs. Gluck will take place this at Shomrei Hadas Chapels, located at 3803 14th Avenue in Boro Park, at 2:30 this afternoon.
Yehi zichrom boruch.