- Associated Press - Monday, October 19, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) - A mosque and a Seattle government office were damaged by fire after arsonists started a fire early Monday in recycling and garbage containers outside.

Fire officials say the blaze was quickly extinguished but computers were destroyed and there was smoke and water damage in the Seattle Housing Authority office on the first floor.

KOMO-TV reports (https://is.gd/xGh9jY ) the High Point Masjid Mosque on the second floor of the building suffered smoke damage. The mosque is the center of a local Muslim community and has a religious school connected with it.

No one was injured in the fire. A $10,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible.

The Seattle Fire Department is investigating three fires it considers suspicious in West Seattle, including two car fires over the weekend.



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Information from: The Seattle Times, https://www.seattletimes.com

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