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Trump's America: Texas mosque destroyed in early morning fire





An early morning fire destroyed a Texas mosque on Saturday.

Firefighters were dispatched to the Islamic Center of Victoria just after 2 a.m. and saw that the building had been completely engulfed in flames, the Victoria Advocate reported. The massive fire took nearly four hours to extinguish, with first responders putting out the blaze around 6:30 a.m.

Roughly 20 members of the congregation conducted their first prayer of the day on the sidewalk across the street from their destroyed place of worship as investigators made their way into the building to uncover what started the fire.

Members of the mosque planned to complete the day’s remaining prayer calls as close to the destroyed building as fire investigators would allow, the newspaper reported.

Victoria Fire Marshal Tom Legler said Saturday he does not yet know what started the blaze.

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