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Mon May 11, 2020, 08:01 AM

Fire at Minneapolis mosque under investigation

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A fire at a mosque in Minneapolis is under investigation.

Authorities say a neighbor saw the fire overnight Sunday at Tawfig Mosque and called for help.

Firefighters were able to keep the fire contained to the entryway with minor damage.

The fire battalion chief says crews found a broken window when they arrived with flames behind it.

No one was in the mosque at the time.

https://wjon.com/fire-at-minneapolis-mosque-investigated-broken-window-found/
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TexasTowelie May 2020 OP
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2020, 08:26 AM

1. 2900 Lyndale Ave. N.

https://kstp.com/minnesota-news/fire-tawfiq-mosque-lyndale-avenue-north-minneapolis-investigation/5726251/
Fire at Minneapolis mosque under investigation, WCCO, 5/11/20

Minneapolis firefighters are investigating an overnight fire at a mosque in Minneapolis.

According to authorities, a neighbor saw flames at Tawfiq Mosque, along Lyndale Avenue North, and reported the fire around midnight.

Responders were able to keep the fire contained to the entryway with minimal damage.

No one was inside at the time of the fire and no one was hurt.

The fire battalion chief told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS crews found a broken window when they arrived with flames behind it.

The incident remains under investigation.


No more at link, but might be more later.

https://www.tawfiqic.org/
Shows a location at 2400 Minnehaha and another at 2900 Lyndale Ave. N.

Google Street View 2900 Lyndale Ave. N.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2020, 11:06 PM

2. Cause of fire was an electrical malfunction -- Minneapolis Police spokesperson John Elder

Minneapolis Police spokesperson John Elder confirmed to KSTP that investigators found the cause of the fire was an electrical malfunction.

per new line added to the article in my #1
https://kstp.com/minnesota-news/fire-tawfiq-mosque-lyndale-avenue-north-minneapolis-investigation/5726251/

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Response to progree (Reply #2)

Mon May 11, 2020, 11:29 PM

3. Thanks for the update. nt

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