A Brooklyn matzoh factory owned by a Satmar Hasidic congregation burned on Tuesday after the owners failed to install a sprinkler system, workers and the New York Fire Department said.
The fire broke out in the wee hours of morning, in a wood-burning stove that was being used for the first time. Operated by the Yetev Lev D’Satmar Congregation, the building has $40,000 in building code violations, according to those records. Five thousand dollars of those charges are due to the lack of a sprinkler system.
Matzoh production is starting to perk up as this April’s Passover holiday fast approaches.
This story "Hasidic Matzoh Factory With No Sprinkler System Damaged In Brooklyn Blaze" was written by Daniel J. Solomon.