Fire officials investigating "suspicious" fire on Joseph Avenue

Updated: 08/17/2014 6:42 PM
Created: 08/17/2014 4:52 PM WHEC.com

Fire officials are investigating after a blaze broke out inside a vacant synagogue in Rochester on Sunday.

Crews say when they arrived to Joseph Avenue they found smoke coming from the first, second and third floors of the building.

Firefighters say they were able to knock the fire out quickly, and no one was injured.

Investigators say the fire started from a pile of rubble that was set ablaze in a room on the first floor.

Officials say they believe the fire is suspicious, and they are interviewing witnesses.

We’ll continue to keep you updated as more information becomes available.

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