Virden Hardware Store Fire Was Arson: RCMP

A fire that destroyed a hardware store in Virden last Saturday has been contributed to arson.

The fire broke out just after 3:30 a.m. and also damaged a four-unit residence behind the business as well as a building beside the store.

Damage estimates are expected to be in excess of $2.5 million.

No one was injured in the fire and police continue to investigate.

— Staff