Report: Violations persist at New Square yeshiva

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Just weeks after a fire at the Yeshiva Avir Yakov in New Square trapped several students, a new safety inspection shows potentially dangerous violations still exist.

According to a building inspector's report, the yeshiva on Washington Avenue failed in several areas, including emergency lighting, fire protection and extinguisher systems.

Fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and emergency lights must be installed to bring the building up to code, the report states.

The report also says all exit doors need to be self-closing with a push bar. In addition, security gates and deadbolts need to be removed from all doors in case of a fire.

So far, no summonses have been filed against the yeshiva.

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