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Blaze destroys synagogue in Duluth; cause unknown

Blaze destroys synagogue in Duluth; cause unknown Photo: WDIO.

September 09, 2019 10:54 AM

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - Fire officials say a blaze has gutted a historic synagogue in a Minnesota city.
    
Firefighters responded to the fire at the Adas Israel Congregation in downtown Duluth about 2 a.m. Monday.
    
All that is left among the charred remains are the remnants of some structural walls. Duluth Assistant Fire Chief Brent Consie says it "is pretty much a total loss."
    
Officials haven't provided information on the cause of the blaze.
    
Authorities say one firefighter who was struck by falling debris was taken to a hospital, treated and released.
    
According to its website, the Adas Israel Congregation is an Orthodox/High Conservative Jewish congregation with a membership of 75 people.
    
Construction of the synagogue was completed in 1902.
    
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This story has been corrected to show Duluth is in Minnesota, not Wisconsin.

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