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Strip mall fire destroys mosque in Stockton

Stockton fire officials are investigating a fire in a strip mall that destroyed a mosque on Saturday, April 23, 2011.

April 24, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Stockton fire officials are investigating a fire in a strip mall that destroyed a mosque.

The fire broke out just after 4 a.m. Saturday. Firefighters found a mosque and a real estate company engulfed in flames.

It took 38 firefighters to finally extinguish the blaze.

No one was hurt, but the mosque and real estate company were completely gutted.

A nearby Christian center sustained smoke and water damage, but the structure was saved.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.