Officials investigating fire outside of Tampa-area mosque

Posted at 5:34 AM, Feb 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-24 06:56:07-05

Officials with Hillsborough County Fire Rescue are investigating a fire outside of a Tampa-area mosque. 

The Islamic Society of New Tampa is located on Morris Bridge Road in the town of Thonotosassa.

The call came in around 2:09 a.m.

The fire is out, and officials are working to determine the cause. 

WFTS-TV spoke to elders at the mosque who say it looks like someone attempted to break-in to the building. There are a few holes in the bottom of the door. 

The people at the mosque say "sprinklers and God" put out the fire before it could cause significant damage.

Surveillance cameras are installed throughout the property. HCSO will review the footage during the investigation.