Prized books up in flames in NYC

The NY Daily News reports A Brooklyn book dealer lost his valuable collection of religious texts in a suspicious fire yesterday that gutted his store yesterday morning.
Sean Abrahams, 35, who operates Wisdom, Knowledge, Overstanding Books, at Pitkin Ave. in East New York, called 911 just after 10:30 a.m. after smelling smoke.

Within minutes, the rear of the store was on fire and the blaze was spreading to the second floor of the three-story building, he said.

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