August 16, 2017 10:24 am
Updated: August 17, 2017 6:43 am

Burlington church vandalized with ‘ISIS’ graffiti after suspicious fire

A fire gutted the Baptist Church in Burlington, Ont., early Wednesday and as Tom Hayes reports, investigators are treating the blaze as suspicious.


The Ontario Fire Marshal has been called in to investigate a suspicious fire at a church in North Burlington.

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Firefighters were called to Trinity Baptist Church on Appleby Line, north of the 407, just after 1 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Pictures posted online show that the church was also vandalized. Graffiti spray painted on the side of the 126 year old building spelled out ‘ISIS’ and ‘ISIS will remai[n]’.

When fire crews arrived on the scene, smoke and flames were seen shooting up from the roof of the building.

No one was hurt.

Firefighters were able to save the new part of the church but the old portion of the structure has been destroyed.

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The damage estimate has not been released.

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