London Fire Brigade called to fire at Somalian Islamic Bravanese Welfare Centre

Fire at Somali community centre

The London Fire Brigade was called to the Somalian Islamic Bravanese Welfare Centre, in Coppetts Road, Muswell Hill at 3.14am

Around 35 firefighters and officers in six fire engines were sent to the scene

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A Somalian Islamic community centre has partially collapsed as a result of a fire that police are treating as suspicious.

The London Fire Brigade was called to the Somalian Islamic Bravanese Welfare Centre, in Coppetts Road in Muswell Hill on the border between Barnet and Haringey at 3.14am.

Around 35 firefighters and officers in six fire engines were sent to the scene.

The whole of the two-storey building was damaged by the fire and it also suffered a partial structural collapse.

A woman who lived in a neighbouring property suffered shock and was treated at the scene by London Ambulance Service.

The fire was under control by 4.40am and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

Abubakar Ali of Mill Hill Somali charity Brit Som, which has close links to the community centre, said: "The Somali community is very distressed by this, we're a peace loving community.

"We're shocked and devestated. I ask everyone in the Somali community to remian calm."

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11:20am Wed 5 Jun 13

Neville Longbottom says...

"we're a peace loving community," not according to international news.
"we're a peace loving community," not according to international news. Neville Longbottom
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5:42pm Wed 5 Jun 13

Methodman says...

I hope the Islamic centre set up a just giving page so that Barnet residents can show our support in helping to rebuild your community resource and Mosque.
The racist idiots that carry out attacks like this do not act for the majority of UK citizens.
Not in my name.
I hope the Islamic centre set up a just giving page so that Barnet residents can show our support in helping to rebuild your community resource and Mosque. The racist idiots that carry out attacks like this do not act for the majority of UK citizens. Not in my name. Methodman
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