Tel Aviv Scientology building burns, arson suspected

Nine workers were saved from a burning building belonging to the religious group Scientology in Tel Aviv on Tuesday morning. Arson is suspected as the cause of the fire.

The building, which used to house the Alhambra theater, was purchased by a group of people representing the religious group Scientology. The building was not in active use as it was undergoing renovations.

Nine construction workers were sleeping on the top floor of the building at the time of the incident.

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An investigator that arrived at the scene of the fire said that upon first examination it would seem that the cause of the fire was arson.

– Source / Full Story: Tel Aviv Scientology building burns, arson suspected, Yaniv Kubovich, Haaretz, Oct. 12, 2010 — Summarized by Religion News Blog

The Tel Aviv Fire Department suspected arson, partially due to the fire starting in several different places in the building, Israeli media reported.

– Source / Full Story: New Scientology Center in Jaffa set aflame, Jerusalem Post, Oct. 12, 2010 — Summarized by Religion News Blog

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