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Fast-Moving Fire Destroys Home At Yorktown Rabbinical Seminary

Only the frame remained after the two-story structure fire late Saturday in Yorktown.
Only the frame remained after the two-story structure fire late Saturday in Yorktown. Photo Credit: Kempter's Fire Wire
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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- A house on the Kehilath Yakov Pupa Rabbinical Seminary campus in Yorktown near the Taconic State Parkway was destroyed in an overnight fire that started around 11 a.m. Saturday.

Firefighters from Ossining, Croton, Somers, Katonah, Mahopac and Peekskill battled the blaze, which was controlled in less than two hours, according to fire officials.

It was the second time there has been a fire at the home, reportedly owned by the grand rabbi, with the first in 2012, according to News 12 Westchester .

Fire officials are investigating the cause of the blaze.

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