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Man Charged in Starbuck Church Blaze

May 19, 2014 1:17 PM | News

RCMP Crest LogoA 42-year-old man has been charged after the United Church in Starbuck was destroyed by fire on Friday.

RCMP say the man was burning leaves and other yard debris in a barrel close to the church. The fire then spread to the church after getting out of control. Under the Wildfires Act, the man has been handed a $1,297.30 fine.

The 110-year-old building was fully engulfed when emergency crews arrived on scene.

Damage estimates are pegged at $650,000.

— Staff

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