Two churches burn in “very suspicious” fires in southwestern Ontario

(Photo: OPP West Region)

Two southwestern Ontario churches roughly 10 minutes away from each other went up in flames early Sunday morning, prompting an investigation by local and provincial police into “very suspicious” fires, CBC reports.

Shortly after midnight, emergency crews responded to the first fire at South Caradoc United Church on Muncey Road, in Strathroy-Caradoc. 

Strathroy-Caradoc Police Service (SCPS) say they found the structure fully engulfed in flames.

“The fire department worked tirelessly to put that fire out, but unfortunately, the structure has been deemed to be a complete loss,” said Middlesex OPP Const. Kevin Howe.