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Lower East Side Fire Breaks Out In Synagogue

The Patch - May 15, 2017

by Ciara McCarthy (Patch Staff)

LOWER EAST SIDE, NY — Firefighters battled a fire in a Lower East Side synagogue for more than an hour Sunday evening before the blaze was under control, according to the city's fire department.

The fire broke out at Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synagogue, 6o Norfolk St., on Sunday evening. Firefighters first responded to the blaze just after 7 p.m. on Sunday, according to tweets from the city's fire department. The fire was under control by 8:50 p.m., a tweet said.

The synagogue has been closed since 2008.

The fire department's press office was not immediately available to provide additional information to Patch. It is unknown whether anyone was injured in the fire.

People in lower Manhattan posted photos on Sunday evening showing large clouds of smoke coming from the Lower East Side.