Islamic Center fire deliberately set, investigators confirm

10/1/2012
BLADE STAFF
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Police were still at the scene today at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo in Perrysburg Township, where Investigators have determined the fire on Sunday was deliberately set.

The Blade/Andy Morrison

Police were still at the scene today at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo in Perrysburg Township, where Investigators have determined the fire on Sunday was deliberately set.
Police were still at the scene today at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo in Perrysburg Township, where Investigators have determined the fire on Sunday was deliberately set.

Officials confirmed today that a fire at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo was intentionally set.

The fire at the Perrysburg Township mosque was reported just before 5 p.m. Sunday. Initial reports suggested that the fire started in the second-floor prayer room, but police Detective Sgt. James Gross declined to confirm that today.

Investigators from the State Fire Marshal, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and Perrysburg Township are continuing the investigation.

No other information has been provided.

Anyone with information is asked to call the State Fire Marshal's Office at 1-800-589-2728 or Perrysburg Township police at 419-874-3551.