US mosque razed in fire; 2nd blaze this summer

A mosque in southwest Missouri burned to the ground early Monday in the second fire to hit the Islamic center in little more than a month, and investigators spent the day combing through the wreckage searching for evidence of arson.


No injuries were reported, but the Islamic Society of Joplin's building was a total loss after the blaze, first reported at about 3:30 am, the Jasper County Sheriff's Office said. As of late Monday, nobody had been arrested in connection with the fire. (AP)