Sunday, October 23, 2011

Over 100 firefighters responsed to a two-alarm fire in a Brooklyn synagogue early Sunday morning.

The fire started in the basement of the Satmar Synagogue on South 8th Street and Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg at 4:40 a.m Sunday. Firefighters from 27 fire companies responded to the blaze, which FDNY officials say appears to be electrical.

The building sustained some fire and water damage, but police and fire officials that the structure is safe.

There are also a few residential apartments on the top floors of the building, and residents were evacuated.

There are no reported injuries from the fire.

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