A massive fire in New York City has engulfed an abandoned synagogue, appearing to cause major damage.
The fire was reported at 60 Norfolk Street, in the Lower East Side neighbourhood of Manhattan. The building appears to be Beth Hamedrash Hagodol synagogue, which formerly housed an Orthodox Jewish congregation.
Here is video of the fire:
Firefighters are on the scene, but the roof of the building has reportedly collapsed:
NY: Photo, Massive fire destroys Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Synagogue in Manhattan, cause unknown, fire crews on scene, no known injuries pic.twitter.com/ZKAYtZtgdk
— Yiddish News (@YiddishNews) May 14, 2017
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