Valley Stream Fire Department to honor victims of 1979 Temple Gates of Zion fire

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The Valley Stream Fire Department will gather Sunday to remember the victims of the Temple Gates of Zion fire in 1979.

Captains John Tate Jr. and Michael Moran died from injuries sustained during the fire. The Daily News says about a dozen were hurt when the roof collapsed at the synagogue on North Corona Avenue.

The blaze broke out on Thanksgiving morning 40 years ago.

 

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