Investigators are seeking tips from the public to the identity of those they believe set a fire that caused minor damage to a Houston-area mosque.
The Harris County Fire Marshal's Office says a flammable liquid was applied and ignited about 4:30 a.m. Thursday on the front door of the mosque in Cloverleaf, a suburban community about 10 miles (16 kilometers) east of Houston. Quick action by a greens keeper at the Northshore Mosque of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston limited the damage to the door.
However, a statement from the Fire Marshal's Office says all four tires on the car owned by the mosque's imam were slashed. Investigators believed incidents were related.
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Video cameras on the building weren't working at the time of the fire.
Earlier this week, a man was found guilty of arson and committing a hate crime in a fire that destroyed a mosque in Victoria, Texas, about 120 miles (193 kilometers) southwest of Houston.