Midwood synagogue destroyed by flames, fire ruled accidental

Firefighters say the blaze broke out shortly before 10 a.m. at 1073 East 27th Street.

Firefighters say the blaze broke out shortly before 10 a.m. at 1073 East 27th Street. (4/4/13)

MIDWOOD - A synagogue and nearby home were destroyed today after a fire in Midwood.

Firefighters say the blaze broke out shortly before 10 a.m. at 1073 East 27th St. Officials say the fire started on the first floor due to a candle and that the cause is being considered accidental. Congregants say they were able to save their torahs and do plan on rebuilding.

No one was seriously injured, although some firefighters were taken to the hospital. At least one had suffered minor injuries.
 

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