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Major fire Breaks out at Hackney Synagogue

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Emergency service are dealing with a serious incident in Hackney E5 this morning. Ten fire appliance are at the scene supported by London Ambulance and the Police who are also in attendance.

Witnesses claim that fire is understood to have broken out on Belize Terrace at the new synagogue fifty fighters are dealing with a fire. 10 fire engines now on scene at along with other support vehicles Torah scrolls are being removed from the synagogue by fire fighters. More fire crews arriving now. Flames can be seen coming from the building. It’s understood the fire started in the Towel Room. The severe fire has ripped through the building and has spread to all three floors of the building
London Fire spokes person said: Fifteen fire engines and around 95 firefighters and officers were called to a fire at a school on Craven Walk in Hackney last night.
Half of the basement and ground floor was alight as well as a small part of the first floor in the three and four storey building.
There were no reported injuries.
Station Manager Nicola Lown was at the scene, she said: “The ground floor partially collapsed into the basement leading to hazardous conditions. Two fire rescue units were also on the scene and their equipment was used to shore up the ground floor. This enabled crews to wear breathing apparatus to gain better access to the fire in the basement.”
The Brigade was called at 2356 and the fire was under control 0653. Fire crews from Stoke Newington, Tottenham, Homerton, Hornsey, Holloway fire stations and other surrounding fire stations were at the scene.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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