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Arrest made in fire at Brooklyn synagogue

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn — A fire broke out at a synagogue in Brooklyn Tuesday morning, according to officials.

Fire crews were on scene at the two-alarm blaze, at 45 Patchen Ave. in Bed-Stuy, as of 9:30 a.m., according to FDNY.

Flames and billows of black smoke could be seen coming from the building's roof, a photo shared on social media shows. The extent of the damage is not yet know.

A preliminary investigation indicated the fire was accidental, but FDNY crews are on scene and continuing to investigate, police said shortly after 11 a.m.

Caesar Raynor, 71, of Wappingers Falls, N.Y., has been arrested in the case. He faces two counts of reckless endangerment.

PIX11 News' Shirley Chan contributed to this report.