Federal officials are investigating a fire at the Islamic Center of Ypsilanti on Saturday that could possibly be a hate crime, according to police.
Pittseld Township Fire Chief Sean Gleason told MLive that firefighters received numerous calls reporting a house fire, but they reached the scene only to find the mosque on fire. He added they extinguished it rapidly.
There were no injuries reported and no one was at the center at the time. Gleason said officials called in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to investigate.
Pittseld Township Deputy Police Chief Gordon Schick said Pittseld Township detectives and fire investigators