News Fire burns through roof of Brooklyn synagogue; worker charged, officials say A fire broke out at the B'nai Adath Kol Beth Yisrael synagogue on Patchen Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein By Nicole Brown and Lauren Cook email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org @ncb417 Updated November 14, 2017 9:28 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email A worker who was on the roof of a Bed-Stuy synagogue when a fire erupted was charged in connection with the blaze on Tuesday, an NYPD spokesman said. Caesar Raynor, 71, of Wappingers Falls, New York, is facing two counts of reckless endangerment after he unintentionally started the fire that burned through the roof of B’nai Adath Kol Beth Yisrael synagogue on Patchen and Greene avenues in Bed-Stuy, according to police and fire officials. The fire, which began around 9:10 a.m., was sparked when Raynor illegally used a propane torch on the flammable roof, the police spokesman said. More than 100 firefighters battled the blaze, which burned for more than two hours, according to the FDNY. The fire was placed under control at 11:45 a.m. The synagogue has been home to the B’nai Adath Kol Beth Yisrael congregation since 1967, according to the congregation’s website. Three firefighters were taken to a hospital with minor injuries, a spokesman said. By Nicole Brown and Lauren Cook email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org @ncb417 Nicole Brown is the Internet News Manager at amNY.com, covering local news since 2016. She has written for MSNBC.com and was editor-in-chief of NYU’s Washington Square News. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.