Houston mosque set ablaze in suspected arson attack

December 26, 2015 02:32


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A mosque in Houston, Texas may have been the subject of possible arson on Friday, according to local media reports

Eighty firefighters were called to a fire at the Islamic Society of Greater Houston around 2:45pm local time (2045 GMT) to fight the two-alarm blaze.

Heavy flames inside the center, which is located in a shopping mall in southwest Houston, led firefighters to move cautiously throughout the structure which was damaged by the blaze. The fire also weakened the roof. Smoke damage was reported at the pharmacy next door.

Local media outlets report arson investigators are on the scene working to determine the cause of the fire but officials have said they believe there are multiple origins of the fire and are investigating the incident as suspicious based on that finding.

Any fire at a religious structure is also considered suspicious until proven otherwise in Houston, according to local outlets.

No injuries have been reported.

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