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Fire at future Daytona Beach mosque intentionally set, officials say

By Cathleigh Winningham, For Click Orlando 6, On 26 January 2016, Read Original
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The state fire marshal now says the fire at a vacant building in Daytona Beach was intentionally set, but is not a hate crime. 

The building used to be a YMCA, but the Islamic Center of Daytona Beach had recently finalized plans to turn the building at 825 Derbyshire Road into a mosque.

According to the Daytona Beach News Journal, firefighters say it appears someone set a stack of books on fire Sunday, causing the fire. 

Investigators say they believe it was a group of homeless people who were using the area to stay warm during the recent cold snap. 

The fire was contained to one room. 

Firefighters say the fire caused about $5,000 in damage

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