Fire Destroys RCMP Office in St. Theresa Point

St. Theresa Point RCMP Fire
The RCMP community office in St. Theresa Point was destroyed by fire early Sunday, July 21, 2013. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Arson is believed to be the cause behind a fire that destroyed the RCMP community office in St. Theresa Point early Sunday morning.

Police say the blaze began shortly after 4 a.m. and also destroyed a building next to it used as storage by the first nation.

No one was inside the building at the time, but it’s considered a total loss, including the contents.

The fire remains under investigation, but is being considered arson. Damage estimates are not available.

UPDATE: Tuesday, July 23 — Two 14-year-old boys from St. Theresa Point have been charged with one count of break and enter with intent and one count of arson. They remain in custody pending a court appearance in Winnipeg on July 25. Damage to RCMP assets is estimated at $20,000. A damage estimate to the building isn’t available.