Report: Houston Mosque Goes Up In Flames Early Saturday, No One Injured

The fire was believed to have started around 2 a.m. The cause is currently unknown.

January 28, 2017

Early Saturday morning, a fire destroyed the Islamic Center of Victoria, a mosque in Houston. It's also important to note this happened just hours after President Trump signed an executive order to temporarily restrict immigration from Muslim countries on Friday.

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According to reports from the Houston Chronicle, a clerk from a nearby convenience spotted the flames around 2 a.m. and called the fire department. No one was inside the building at the time.

As of 3:46 p.m. EST, fire responders have said it's still too early to speculate the cause of the fire. Meanwhile, the church has started a GoFundMe to raise money for rebuilding the mosque.

This same mosque was the target of a burglary earlier this month, in which someone broke in and stole some electronics and laptops. This is also the second instance of a mosque being destroyed in a fire in Texas this month. On January 7, a mosque in Austin, Texas was also burned to the ground.

This is a developing story and we will update this post as more information gets released.

Thumbnail Image: Victoria Advocate

Report: Houston Mosque Goes Up In Flames Early Saturday, No One Injured