A Coptic Orthodox church in the city of Surrey, British Columbia, was burned to the ground on Monday morning in a suspicious fire and is just the latest suspected church arson in Canada since the start of June.
The St. George Coptic Orthodox Church in Surrey, BC, was destroyed after a fire, which could allegedly be seen for miles, broke out at the church at around 3:30 am on Monday, leaving just one wall standing.
The Surrey detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) says that the fire is regarded as suspicious and released information that another alleged arson incident had taken place less than a week before Monday’s incident, City News 1130 reports.
BREAKING: A church in Surrey’s Whalley neighbourhood is completely destroyed after a fire broke out this morning. Video courtesy: Daksh Morada Read more: https://t.co/2HJLPBO5w8 pic.twitter.com/BBMhn01MiG
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