web analytics
May 29, 2016 / 21 Iyar, 5776
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Fire Destroys Bunkhouse at NY Camp for Kids with Cancer

By:
JewishPress Logo

A fire at Camp Simcha, a camp  for children with cancer, destroyed one bunkhouse and damaged a newly built one.

The fire was discovered when a counselor at the camp in Glen Spey, N.Y., woke up early Saturday morning and smelled smoke. The counselors evacuated the 15 residents of the cabin, including one camper in a wheelchair, VIN News reported.

The entire camp then was evacuated to a helicopter landing field near the camp. Several people were treated for smoke inhalation.

Firefighters believe the cause of the fire is electrical, VIN reported.

Donors to Chai Lifeline, the organization that sponsors the camp, are sponsoring a visit to a local shopping mall to help the campers in the destroyed bunk replace their personal items, according to the report.

The camp season ends Tuesday.

JTA

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “Fire Destroys Bunkhouse at NY Camp for Kids with Cancer”

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Jordan's King Abdullah II, a licensed helicopter pilot, is rumored to have personally taken part in air strikes against ISIS.
Jordan’s King Dissolves Parliament, Stifles Riots Over Approval of Israeli Investment

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/fire-destroys-bunkhouse-at-ny-camp-for-kids-with-cancer/2013/08/20/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: