Menu JTA Search

One Dead, Many Injured. Four Thousand Roofless in Polish Town Fire

One death, injuries to many, and 4,000 persons without shelter is the aftermath of the fire which swept the town Iwia, near Lida. Thursday night.

The firse completely destroyed a large pertion of the town, including four synagogues, the entire business section and the Jewish orphan’s home. The Catholic church and a Mosque were saved.

Death came to one person as a result of heart failure during the fire. Troops were despatched to Iwia from Warsaw to guard property. First aid was rushed.