Drone captures refugee center in Finland in flames, arson suspected (VIDEO)

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A drone has captured a would-be refugee center in Finland engulfed in flames. Police believe the fire was set deliberately. It comes after arsonists targeted several refugee centers in Sweden in recent months.

The footage shows raging flames and smoke billowing from the building, which is located in a wooded area in the western town of Kankaanpaa.

The center was meant to serve as a reception site for asylum seekers, the first of whom were scheduled to arrive next week.
No one was injured in the fire and the building was empty when the fire broke out, Finnish daily Iltalehti reported.

Police believe the blaze was the result of an intentional arson attack.

It follows a string of similar attacks that have taken place in Sweden in recent months, the latest of which occurred in October.

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