Suspect arrested in arson fire at Houston Islamic building

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Posted: Feb 16, 2015 7:35 PM

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A man has been arrested and charged with arson for a fire that destroyed a building at an Islamic institute in Houston, fire officials said on Monday.

The blaze early on Friday at the Quba Islamic Institute destroyed one of three buildings there, but no one was injured. Fire officials said the man, Darryl Ferguson, 55, who is homeless, confessed to causing the fire.

(Reporting by Camilo Smith; Editing by Mary Wisniewski and Chris Reese)