A fire destroyed a mosque in downtown Petersburg this morning.

Fire officials don’t know what caused the blaze that burned down the Petersburg Islamic Center.

Petersburg Fire Captain Kevin Michalek (mah-HALL’-ick) says a passer-by called in the blaze at 4:10 a-m and units arrived three-to-four minutes later and found flames already through the roof of the building.

Michalek says there were NO injuries. He describes the mosque as a one-story building constructed of office trailers set on a foundation.


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