Mosque burns to the ground near Lake Travis Texas, USA; cause of fire unknown


A partially constructed mosque for the Islamic Center of Lake Travis was engulfed in flames early Saturday morning.

The Austin Fire Department and Lake Travis Fire and Rescue discovered the three-story building destroyed by fire around 3 a.m. in the 4700 block of Doss Road in Hudson Bend, reports KXAN-TV in Austin.

The mosque, which was under construction, was burned to the ground. The cause of the fire is under investigation, authorities said.

"This is a great loss to us," said Allah-o-Khair. "We are requesting the community to restrain from drawing any conclusion before the investigation is completed."


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