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Missouri mosque destroyed in suspicious fire

• David Edwards via

For the second time in about a month, a mosque in Joplin, Missouri caught fire on Monday, but this time it was burned to the ground.

KODE first reported that firefighters responded to a fire at the Islamic Center of Joplin, but the flames quickly spread and engulfed the building. There were no reports of injuries.

The fire marshal has been called to investigate, the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office said.

The FBI recently announced a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrested of a man is who suspected of arson after a July 4 fire was set on the roof of the same building. Surveillance video captured footage of a man throwing a burning object onto the roof.

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