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Suspected arson destroys vacant home in Split Lake

A boarded-up home in Split Lake was completely destroyed by a June 27 fire that police believe may have been deliberately set. Thompson Rural RCMP were notified of the blaze by First Nation Safety Officers around 2:30 a.m.
An empty Split Lake home burned down June 27 in a fire that police believe may have been arson.
An empty Split Lake home burned down June 27 in a fire that police believe may have been arson.

A boarded-up home in Split Lake was completely destroyed by a June 27 fire that police believe may have been deliberately set.

Thompson Rural RCMP were notified of the blaze by First Nation Safety Officers around 2:30 a.m. Sunday and attended the scene with the Split Lake fire department, which immediately began to put out the flames. Police were told that the building was boarded up in advance of pending renovations and that no one was believed to be inside.

The cause of the fire has not been determined but arson is suspected. Police continue to investigate.

Anyone with information about the fire can contact Thompson Rural RCMP at 204-677-6909 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477. Tips can also be submitted at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.