Lawrence Cedarhurst Fire Department was called to a working fire at 61 Muriel Avenue in Lawrence on Sunday at 2:27 a.m.
The fire started in the basement, which was also in use as a synagogue, according to the fire department. The fire quickly spread to the second floor of the house, which was used as a residence.
Fire departments on the scene included Hewlett, Woodmere, Inwood, Meadowmere Park, Valley Stream, Elmont, Long Beach and Rockville Centre. Hatzalah of the Rockaways and Nassau County and Nassau County Police were also on the scene. Two firefighters were injured on scene but refused additional care. All religious items were salvaged by the fire departments.