Arson blamed on New Haven Mosque fire

A Fire At A Mosque In New Haven Was Intentionally Set, Police Say

“NEW HAVEN — The fire that scarred the Diyanet Mosque of New Haven Sunday was intentionally set, Fire Chief John Alston said Monday.

New Haven police, and investigating a Sunday afternoon fire at the Diyanet New Haven Mosque, where the Imam and his family live. Fortunately, no injuries were reported. A scorched propane tank remains on scene.

Alston stood in the steady rain before the blackened front and the white minarets of the house of worship as he announced the initial results of the inquiry, gathered close to city officials and congregants from the mosque. “We’ve detected that there is intent in this fire. This was intentionally set,” said Alston, who said his heart went out to those who worship at the mosque.”

New Haven police, and investigating a Sunday afternoon fire at the Diyanet New Haven Mosque, where the Imam and his family live. Fortunately, no injuries were reported. A scorched propane tank remains on scene.

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