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Suspicious fire destroys abandoned mission in Fort Good Hope

A suspicious fire has destroyed an abandoned mission in Fort Good Hope, N.W.T. RCMP say no one was injured and the cause is still under investigation.

No injuries reported; cause still under investigation

A fire destroyed the abandoned Pentecostal mission in Fort Good Hope, N.W.T., this week. (submitted by J. Douglas Louison)

A suspicious fire has destroyed the old Pentecostal mission in Fort Good Hope, N.W.T.

The structure was about 50 years old and was abandoned by the church five to six years ago. The log house was once the home of the pastor.

In a news release, RCMP say no injuries have been reported.

The remnants of the old Pentecostal mission in Fort Good Hope. The log structure was once the home of the pastor. (submitted by J. Douglas Louison)

The RCMP and the Fort Good Hope Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of the fire at about 12:10 a.m. on Sept. 7. 

"Efforts were made to contain the fire, however the flames fully engulfed the building and the house was destroyed," the news release said.

J. Douglas Louison, the community's safety officer and fire chief, said arson is believed to be the cause of the fire. He said the structure was not hooked up to the community's electrical grid.

The RCMP are investigating the blaze.

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