The fire started around 2:45 pm at the Islamic Society of Greater Houston in the 1100 block of Wilcrest Drive. So far, no injuries have been reported. According to the Houston Fire Department, firefighters arrived on scene and found heavy flames inside the center.
ABC 13 News They’re being very cautious right now because the roof is weak and houses heavy AC units. About 80 firefighters are on scene. So far, there’s damage to the mosque and smoke damage to a pharmacy next door.
Arson investigators and the ATF are at the scene. The cause of the fire hasn’t been determined yet, but officials think there are multiple origins of the fire. They are investigating as suspicious based on that finding, and the fact that any religious building fire is considered suspicious until proven otherwise.