Fire damages Rockland special needs schoolPosted: Updated:
A fire broke out at a special needs school in Rockland County today.
Fire officials say teachers smelled smoke around 10:30 a.m. at Ohr V’Daas RISE (Rockland Institute for Special Education) in Spring Valley.
School officials say about 25 kids were inside the building at the time of the fire. Everyone was evacuated, and no one was hurt.
Firefighters from Montvale, Spring Valley, and Pearl River responded and put the flames out quickly. South Spring Valley Fire Chief Carmine Caruso says the fire started in the kitchen located in the school’s basement and produced heavy black smoke.
The school is closed until further notice, and many parents have picked up their kids.