Thursday, May 23, 2019
News Code : 357660 | Publish Date :2019/5/13 - 09:01 | Category: FORUM

New Haven firefighters battle multi-story blaze at mosque
Photos from the scene showed flames shooting out above a door and black smoke.

Hawzah News Agency (Conn, US) - Authorities have responded to a fire at a mosque in New Haven.

New Haven fire officials say the blaze broke out Sunday afternoon at the mosque on Middletown Avenue.

Fire officials tell WTNH-TV that one person was inside the Diyanet Mosque when flames erupted near the entrance. It was not immediately clear if there were any injuries.

The TV station reports that worshippers had been fundraising for years to build the mosque and construction was not finished.

Photos from the scene showed flames shooting out above a door and black smoke. Fire officials say the fire was on the first floor and extended onto the second floor.

It was not immediately clear what caused the fire. Fire officials say state police will investigate whether it was suspicious.

 

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