Roman Catholic Church burns to ground in Ebb and Flow First Nation

Roman Catholic Church burns to ground in Ebb and Flow First Nation, Artem Shahoferov

St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church was built on the site of a burnt church in 1959. The incident occurred in Ebb and Flow First Nation. Local residents and priests are still in shock from happening.

Ebb and Flow fire chief Darcy Houle claims that the fire brigade arrived at the call early in the morning. The fire spread from the windows. When the fire team was trying to open the front door, the strong ignition of the structures happens. The air outside the building served as a kind of catalyst. 

Despite all the efforts of firefighters, the church burnt out very fast. St. Joseph Church was a real shrine for the locals and parishioners. Social networks literally exploded from information messages about the fire. 

Most people attended this church regularly. Many happy couples were married here. A lot of local people have their own history connected with that old building. The community is going to find a new place for regular religious meetings. 

At this time, the cause of the building's fire is established. The police are considering all options. One of the versions is spontaneous combustion. Firemen say that the wiring in the building was poorly isolated.

Local officials intend to gather a meeting on the allocation of money for the restoration of the church or the construction of a new structure. Local priests are ready to receive believers even in the park. Many of the parishioners are sure that this incident will rally all the flocks and allow rebuilding the church.

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