Overnight fire destroyed historic 117-year-old synagogue in Duluth, Minn.

10 days ago

Duluth news, Minnesota news.

Monday night, a fire destroyed a 117-year-old historic Synagogue in Duluth, Minnesota, officials said.

A firefighter was hit by debris and had to be saved from the balcony of the Adas Israel synagogue in the city's downtown, the Duluth Star Tribune reported. He was not seriously injured.

The fire of the oldest survivor of the surviving orthodox Jewish synagogue in Duluth was reported at 2:23 am Monday, according to the newspaper.

Firefighters saved the Torah rolls from the basement, the newspaper reported.

Among the charred remains, there are only the remains of some structural walls.

The officials did not say what caused the fire.

The construction of the synagogue was completed in 1902.

The congregation dates back to the late 1800s.