Arson investigation underway after fire at Islamic Center of Tacoma

(Pierce County Sheriff's Department)

An arson investigation is underway after a fire Monday night at the Islamic Center of Tacoma in University Place. 

At about 8 p.m., crews responded to a report of a fire in the 2000 block of Bridgeport Way West. 

Investigators said people were inside the building when the fire started but they got out safely. 

Witnesses told deputies the fire may have been intentionally set. 

Investigators said they believe this is an arson and are investigating how it started. 

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