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Fox News – The Houston Fire Department said Saturday investigators believe the two-alarm blaze at a mosque was intentionally set.
KHOU.com reported investigators are taking a look at surveillance video in the shopping center where the Islamic Society of Greater Houston is located. Houston firefighters responded to the fire around 2:45 p.m. Friday, according toFox 26 Houston. It took about 80 firefighters to quench the blaze.
It’s unclear about how much of the mosque was damaged, but officials say several other shops in the plaza were damaged by the heavy smoke. Nobody was injured in the fire.
ATF Special Agent Nicole Strong with the agency’s Houston Field Division said Friday the fire was deemed suspicious because the blaze had “multiple points of origin,” which is an indicator fire accelerant may have been used.