Broad Channel Rallies for House Fire Victims


A house fire has left a Broad Channel family displaced, but the community is quickly coming together to help those affected.

On Tuesday, February 11, at around 7:30 p.m., FDNY and the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire on the first floor of 627 West Road. According to FDNY, the fire was within the walls of the first floor. The firefighters were able to get the fire under control before 8:15 p.m. and everyone inside was able to make it out safe, but smoke, fire and water damage have left the family without a home.

It wasn’t long before the Broad Channel community pulled together to help those in need. Immediately after the fire, the BC Public Safety Facebook page ran a 50/50 to help provide the family with funding to purchase things they need. Within 12 hours, the 50/50 sold out.

The P.S. 47 Parents Association is also holding a collection for the family, as three of the family’s four children attend P.S. 47. The school is accepting gift card donations for stores where the family can buy supplies of necessities (Home Depot, Bed Bath and Beyond, Amazon, Stop and Shop, etc). Donations can be given to children who attend the school, or reach out to the P.S. 47 Parents Association Facebook page for more info on how to donate.

According to FDNY, the cause of the fire is under investigation.