May 18, just before 2am Tower 2 was requested to respond mutual aid to North Haledon for a working fire in the chapel of a private high school on Belmont Ave. Upon arriving on scene the crew from Tower 2 was immediately put to work operating inside and outside of the chapel with visible fire through the roof. Crews remained on scene until after 4am. Job well done to all members who operated. Attached are some pictures posted by the school.
Credit: Hawthorne Fire Co#2
Photography Credit: Courtesy of Salesian Sisters
Just before 2am Tower 2 was requested to respond mutual aid to North Haledon for a working fire in the chapel of a…
Fire destroys chapel at North Haledon’s Mary Help of Christians Academy
A chapel that held graduations, religious events and other ceremonies for a North Haledon Catholic school burnt down early Friday only two years after it was renovated.
Mary Help of Christians Academy’s chapel on Belmont Avenue was destroyed in the fire that started at about 1:30 a.m., school and borough officials said. No one was injured in the blaze.
“The students were in tears because graduation would be somewhere else,” Sister Mary Rinaldi said.