The largest mosque in Europe is on fire

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More than 50 firefighters are tackling a huge blaze at a mosque in South London, reports the Mirror.

Most of Baitul Futuh – said to be the largest mosque in Western Europe – is on fire, according to the fire service.

London Fire Brigade sent eight fire engines to the scene in Morden just after midday.

The blaze is affecting the ground and first floor. Huge pillars of black smoke can be seen from some distance.

London Ambulance Service is on the scene and has taken one person to hospital for smoke inhalation.

Roads have been closed and drivers are being advised to avoid the area.

The £15million mosque can hold up to 10,000 people and opened in 2003.

It was built by Britain’s Ahmadi Muslims who opened London’s first mosque nearly 80 years ago.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

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