A fire broke out at the Hebrew Academy of Five Towns (HAFTR) in Lawrence early Thursday morning, causing damage to some classrooms.
Lawrence-Cedarhurst and Inwood firefighters responded to the fire at around 3:00AM, inside the second floor of the HAFRT elementary school located at 33 Washington Avenue in Lawrence. The school has pre-K through grade 12.
“It was confined to one classroom, a large classroom,” Chief Edward Kohler, Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department to WABC. “A little extension to the hallway, and a little extension to the outside of the building when the flames came out the windows.”
Sources have reported that a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) lab and at least four classrooms were damaged.
The is smoke damage throughout the building.
Thankfully, there were no injuries reported.