February 28, 2015 8:06 pm
Updated: February 28, 2015 8:22 pm

Thorhild church destroyed by fire

Fire broke out at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Sts. Peter & Paul in Thorhild just before noon Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015.

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EDMONTON — A church in a small Hamlet north of Edmonton has been destroyed by fire.

Fire broke out at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Sts. Peter & Paul in Thorhild just before noon Saturday.

Thorhild County fire chief Nick Kuzyk said the church, which was built in the 1940s, will be a total loss.

“Any old building that has history is going to hurt the community,” Kuzyk said Saturday. “Lots of babies baptized there, weddings, funerals. It was a landmark.”

While the cause of the fire is still under investigation, Kuzyk said an electrical issue may be to blame.

Thorhild is located about 80 kilometres north of Edmonton.

Fire broke out at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Sts. Peter & Paul in Thorhild just before noon Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015.

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