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Canadian authorities investigating two fires at Jewish camp

None were injured, and police say both fires are “suspicious.”

Camp B’nai Brith of Ottawa during its 80th anniversary in 2015. Credit: Camp B’nai Brith of Ottawa via Facebook.
Camp B’nai Brith of Ottawa during its 80th anniversary in 2015. Credit: Camp B’nai Brith of Ottawa via Facebook.

Authorities in Quebec, Canada, are investigating two fires at an overnight Jewish camp in the village of Quyon.

A neighbor reported a fire at Camp B’nai Brith of Ottawa at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday, reports CBC News. As firefighters were extinguishing the blaze, another fire broke out at a second building in the same camp. Police are investigating both fires as “suspicious.”

Camp B’nai Brith, which was founded in 1935 and is not affiliated with B’nai Brith Canada, confirmed the fires on Facebook Sunday afternoon. It stated that two buildings, including a water treatment facility and a storage unit, were impacted.

“Nobody was injured, and the damage will not affect our ability to open in time for camp this summer,” the camp posted. The message added that there was no increased security threat.

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