Canadian police investigate alleged arson of Jewish summer camp
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Police are investigating two suspicious fires that broke out overnight at a Jewish children's summer camp in the village of Cuillon, Quebec, CBC reports.
The incident is believed to be arson, according to police. which burned two buildings overnight.
Firefighters were called to Camp B'nai B'rith near Ottawa around 4:30 am on Sunday.
As firefighters battled the blaze, a second fire broke out in a nearby building. According to the police, the second fire was quickly brought under control, the building suffered only minor damage, and the first building was completely destroyed.
Damage from the fire is estimated at almost 450,000 US dollars.
Police said there is currently no evidence that h this was an anti-Semitic or racially motivated crime, but added that it was too early to rule out such a possibility.
Although the campsite is serviced daily, there are no winter programs and no there were staff and campers, said Adam Tanner, chairman of the board of directors of the camp.
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