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Suspicious fire damages building in Cross Lake

Police are investigating a suspicious fire that occurred in Cross Lake June 3.

Police are investigating a suspicious fire that occurred in Cross Lake June 3.

A security guard on patrol in a residential development area noticed smoke from the fire and alerted Cross Lake RCMP, who attended the scene along with the fire department, which immediately began efforts to put the blaze.

The fire caused extensive damage to the building, which used to house a day school for Indigenous children, before it was put out.

Cross Lake RCMP and the Office of the Fire Commissioner are investigating and anyone with information about the fire can call Cross Lake RCMP at 204-676-2600 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477. Tips can also be submitted online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.