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Possible suspect in crime Image by Photo provided by Jasper County Sheriff's Office
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - The FBI has been called to help investigate a suspicious fire at a southwest Missouri mosque. It's the second fire at the building used by the Islamic Society of Joplin as a community center and house of worship. The Joplin Globe reports the FBI was also called when someone torched a sign at the mosque in 2008. That crime remains unsolved. Officials say a passer-by noticed flames around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday and called the fire department in nearby Carl Junction. Fire Chief Bill Dunn says the flames burned an area around 4 feet by 6 feet but did not burn through the roof. Dunn says he and others found what looked like paper on the roof. He says it appears that someone ignited paper and threw it onto the roof.
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