Lightning Strikes New Rochelle High School

Rapid Response from Fire Department Limits Damage

New Rochelle High School was struck by lightning on August 15th, igniting a blaze that quickly consumed the pinnacle of the building’s south tower. Fortunately, a quick and effective response from the Fire Department limited the damage and prevented what might have been a true disaster. For those who recall when the entire high school was destroyed by fire in the 1960s, this recent episode stirred uncomfortable memories. You can see an image of the fire in progress.