WINONA, Minn. (FOX 47) -- A community is figuring out its next step, after the only mosque in Winona is destroyed in an early morning fire.
"I know the friends, they are living here. We make a community with each other and help each other," said friend and Saint Mary's University student Badal Albalawi.
One is Sudanese; one is Saudi Arabian. They are both Winona State students starting over after losing everything. Because of one quick-thinking third roommate, who is not an international student, they all got out safely.
But everything they own, from computers and clothing to passports, citizenship documents and any form of ID, are now part of the rubble on Center Street.
The place where the community would gather for holidays and weekly Friday prayer is also gone.
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