Fire hits Santa Ana's Temple Beth Sholom

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A fire started inside Temple Beth Sholom in Santa Ana on Saturday morning, but was quickly extinguished.

Orange County Fire Authority Captain Mike Summers tells KPCC that crews responded around 6:30 this morning to a fire inside Temple Beth Sholom. They extinguished the fire at 7 a.m., Summers said.

"As you may have heard on the local news, there was a fire very early this morning in the TBS kitchen," temple president Lynn Matassarin wrote on the temple's website. "No one was there and so thankfully no one was injured. The OC Fire Authority responded immediately and they were able to contain the fire damage to the kitchen area only."

Temple staff had yet to be allowed access to the temple other than to remove the Torah scrolls, according to the temple's website. They announced that all temple events were canceled or postponed for the time being.

Crews were assessing damage Saturday morning. The cause is under investigation.

There was no additional info on the extend of the damage.

Correction: An earlier version of this story misspelled the name of the temple.

With contributions by KPCC staff

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