Fire at NJ synagogue accidental

Image 1 of 4

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a fire that destroyed a New Jersey synagogue appears accidental. The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office says Friday's blaze at Congregation Poilezedek in New Brunswick appears to have started on the first floor.

It took firefighters nearly four hours to bring the fire under control.

The specific cause remains under investigation.

The synagogue opened in 1923.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.