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Flames engulf Catholic church in Morinville, Alta.


RCMP in Morinville, Alta., are working to determine what sparked a fire at a Catholic church on Wednesday.

Photos sent to Global News by viewers show St. Jean Baptiste Parish church engulfed in flames.


Firefighters in Morinville, Alta. work to extinguish a fire at a St. Jean Baptiste Parish.

RCMP said emergency crews were called to the building at around 3:20 a.m.

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The fire gutted the church and caused the evacuation of several nearby homes and businesses, including a senior’s centre.

RCMP said those who were evacuated are being supported by the Town of Morinville and Sturgeon Victim Services.


Firefighters in Morinville, Alta. work to extinguish a fire at a St. Jean Baptiste Parish.

RCMP are treating the fire as suspicious.

Anyone with information on the fire can call Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4520. Tips can also be left anonymously through Crime Stoppers.


Dave Carels / Global News

Firefighters in Morinville, Alta. work to extinguish a fire at a St. Jean Baptiste Parish.

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The town of Morinville is located within the Edmonton Metropolitan Region, approximately 35 kilometres north of the city along Highway 2.




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