December 27, 2015 3:05 pm -


The Houston Fire Department say a fire at a local mosque was intentionally set.

The fire at the Savoy Mosque was reported at around 2:45 p.m. local time (3:45 p.m. ET) on Christmas and swelled to two alarms, causing “significant” damage, the Houston Fire Department said.

No one was hurt, but there were about 200 people inside the mosque in southwest Houston about an hour before the fire began…

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had earlier said the fire appeared suspicious because it had multiple points of origin. The fire department’s classification of the fire as “incendiary” means that accidental or natural causes have been ruled out.

There have been no arrests, but the ATF, Houston Police, and the FBI are also investigating the fire along with the fire department’s Arson Bureau.



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