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Fire destroys east-end mosque

12/27/2011 09:13 EST | Updated 02/26/2012 05:12 EST

An Islamic community centre and a mattress warehouse were destroyed after a fire broke out in an east-end building Monday night.

Fire crews were called to the building at 530 Marien Ave. at 9 p.m. after a neighbour spotted smoke.

The fire started on the first floor of the building in the Matelas Signature store, according to the Montreal Fire Department.

The fire spread to the Al-Bayane community centre.

Two hours later, firefighters were still working to bring the flames under control.

No one was injured in the fire and the cause is still under investigation.

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