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Berlin police say mosque fire likely negligence

August 12, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Police say a fire at a mosque in Berlin was probably the result of negligence rather than arson.

The blaze occurred Monday night in an unfinished extension of a mosque in Berlin’s immigrant Kreuzberg neighborhood.

Police spokesman Klaus Schubert said Tuesday that an initial probe found no evidence of arson.

Schubert said police are focusing on negligence “but our investigation isn’t over yet.”

Nobody was injured in the fire, which partially destroyed the extension and caused some damage to the original mosque building.