Austin Fireplace Office investigates hearth at synagogue

The hearth at Congregation Beth Israel has been put out and no accidents were being described. Investigators are doing work to decide a result in at this time.

AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Fire Division responded to a fireplace at a synagogue off Shoal Creek Boulevard Sunday night,

In accordance to a tweet from the hearth division, the fire at Congregation Beth Israel on 3901 Shoal Creek Blvd. was a “modest exterior hearth” and has been put out. No injuries were claimed. 

Arson investigators are responding to guide with identifying a induce, the division stated. 

The Austin Law enforcement Department claimed it is responding to the scene to aid with site visitors control. The law enforcement division said it could not comment at this time about regardless of whether or not they would perform their personal investigation into the incident.

In accordance to the synagogue’s site, the congregation formed in Austin in the late 1870s when the city was only a handful of a long time outdated and the Jewish population a small portion of these residing in the little city. Section of the building standing at the location now was built in 1956 and has experienced added wings and structures built or remodeled given that then. At this instant it is unclear in what developing accurately the hearth occurred in.

The fireplace at the synagogue will come just a week right after an anti-Semitic banner was shown about TX-Loop 1. Metropolis leaders given that then condemned the incident, stating the message has no spot in Austin. Shalom Austin identified as the incident “incredibly upsetting and unsettling.”  

At this time, nevertheless, it remains unclear if the fireplace at Congregation Beth Israel was somehow connected to the recent anti-Semitic acts as investigators have not connected them together at this time.

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