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Wednesday , 30 September 2020
An abandoned house burnt down last week which has spurred an investigation. Image credit: Two Hills Fire Rescue.

Suspicious church and house fires causes Two Hills RCMP investigation

Two Hills RCMP is investigating two suspicious fires south of the town last week.

Late on July 24, RCMP responded to a house fire in the rural area south, while a second was reported three kilometres away at a church.

Police said the church was completely destroyed and both fires have been deemed suspicious by a fire investigator.

No one was injured as both buildings had no occupants inside.

New Kiev Church. Image credit: Two Hills Fire Rescue.

Two vehicles were spotted in the area at the time of the fires and police are looking for additional details as to who the owners are:

Vehicle 1: White ford F250/350 single cab, with a headache rack, cab and fog lights, with a red tidy tank.

Vehicle 2: Ford 250/350 four-door, canopy (truck cap), possibly a roof rack.

Two Hills RCMP continue to investigate and are asking anyone that may have been in the area of Range Road 133 and Warwick Road between 11:00pm-2:00am., overnight on July 24 and July 25 to contact them if they saw anything suspicious or have additional information on the vehicles noted.

Please contact Two Hills RCMP at 780-657-2820 or your local police.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connect Media. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.