CROWN HEIGHTS (VosIzNeias) — The famed Chabad headquarters located at 770 Eastern Parkway was evacuated Friday morning due to a small fire.
After people smelled fire and saw some smoke in the basement of 770, the fire department was called. FDNY arrived at approximately 9:30 AM.
According to the FDNY, there was indeed a small blaze in the basement. The fire was likely electrical, as it was found in a utility closet.
The power was cut in order to deal with the fire, and the building was evacuated.
Although hundreds of people were in the building at the time, there were no injuries.
BKLYN ALL HANDS 770 EASTERN PKWY, HOUSE OF WORSHIP (CHABAD LUBAVITCH WORLD HEADQUARTERS) FIRE IN BASEMENT UTILITY CLOSET, UNDER CONTROL
— FDNYalerts (@FDNYAlerts) October 11, 2019
There was a small fire in basement 770 Eastern Parkway. pic.twitter.com/cOvc5SwQk1
— Yaacov Behrman (@ChabadLubavitch) October 11, 2019