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Fire burns down large tent in Moria migrant center

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A large tent housing refugees inside the Moria reception and identification center in Lesvos burned to the ground on Wednesday afternoon but no injuries were reported, according to state-run news agency ANA-MPA.

The 10-by-20-meter tent housed about 30 Afghan asylum seekers who were not in danger.

It is not yet known what caused the blaze but the fire service is considering the possibility it may have started from a makeshift heating device.