Arrest Made in Lynn Lake Church Fire

By Sarah Klein

The Anglican Church in Lynn Lake was destroyed by fire on Monday, June 18, 2012. A 20-year-old man is facing arson charges. (RCMP HANDOUT)

RCMP have made an arrest in an arson that destroyed the Anglican Church in Lynn Lake, Manitoba early Monday morning.

Ivan Robin Ballantyne-Sewap, 20, is facing arson and break and enter charges.

RCMP say the fire to the church caused in excess of $200,000.

Firefighters also dealt with a number of smaller fire around the community on the same day. These fires caused minimal damage to the structures and are reported to be also arson-related.

Ballantyne-Sewap, a resident of Lynn Lake, is due in Thompson court on Thursday.


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