Arsonist targets church

OHSWEKEN — On Monday, July 5th, 2021, at approximately 2:08 AM, the Six Nations Police responded to a structure fire at the Johnsfield Baptist Church located at 2518 5th Line Road. \

Police arrived on scene and met the adult male occupant who advised that he observed a small fire located on the roof of the west entrance. The male adult told police that he managed to extinguish the fire, with a bucket of water, before it ignited any further. The male advised police that he was home alone at the time, but him and his family reside in the lower level of the church. The male adult advised police that he heard a vehicle door slam shortly before he came out to see what was going on.

After a preliminary investigation, the Fire Marshal was not attending the scene. Police cleared the location but continue to investigate.

If you or anyone have any information about this incident, please contact the Six Nations Police at 519-445-2811 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or

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