Firefighters took on a blaze that ripped through a Queens synagogue on Thursday afternoon.
At 3:14 p.m. on July 28, FDNY personnel responded to a fire at 139-19 72nd Road in Kew Gardens Hills. The fire had broken out in the basement of the building, which had been converted from a private residential building into a synagogue.
The fire escalated to an all-hands situation with 60 firefighters on scene taking on the blaze. The fire was brought under control at 3:52 p.m.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Fire Marshal.