A fire last Tuesday night destroyed St. James Anglican Church in the village of Roseneath. The cause of the fire has deemed “suspicious” – as it is the third such fire in the area in the last month.
Global News The Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal has been called to Church Road to investigate an overnight blaze which destroyed the St. James Anglican Church — an active building which was erected in 1863 about 1.5 kilometres north of the village of Roseneath.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation but is considered suspicious in nature, the third such fire in less than a month.
“The fact of the time of night, an unoccupied building and without any reason it starts on fire — and based on the history of other two fires — we’ve contacted the Ontario Fire Marshal’s office,” said Alnwick/Haldimand fire chief Mark Diminie.