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Friday, 16 November 2007, 07:59 GMT
Mosque is badly damaged in blaze

A mosque which was operating in part of an industrial building has been badly damaged by a fire in Manchester.

Thirty firefighters tackled the blaze on Monton Street, Moss Side, which broke out just before 0100 GMT.

It is not known how the fire started but Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said that the blaze was not thought to be suspicious.

The majority of the roof and several rooms were badly damaged but there are no reports of anyone injured.

The rest of the building was used as an engineering workshop.