Francophone community heartbroken museum fire was arson
St. Georges still picking up the pieces, cataloguing loss after last weekend's blaze
People in the tiny community of St. Georges are stunned after learning the fire that destroyed most of their museum last weekend was arson.
- Museum fire in St. Georges was arson, police confirm
- Franco-Manitoban community devastated as history goes up in smoke
RCMP confirmed Friday the fire was intentionally set, but are not releasing any further details as their investigation continues.
"For somebody to go and do something that devastating to a community, it hurts," he said Saturday. "The feeling is pretty much the same across the board. Everyone tells me the same thing, 'I can't believe somebody would go light that place on fire.'"
Boulet said residents are heartbroken their history is gone due to arson.
"It's a small community and everybody knows the kind of work that went into it," he said. "And now, I mean, we still have a lot of it, but we still have lots of damage," Boulet said.