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Another suspicious fire at abandoned Barrie motel

Fire Marshal's Office notified
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Fire and police investigators said an Aug. 4 blaze at the abandoned Lake Simcoe Motel was an arson. Sue Sgambati/BarrieToday

Barrie Fire and Emergency Service responded to an early morning blaze Wednesday at the abandoned Lake Simcoe Motel on Blake Street.

It's the second suspicious fire at the derelict building in a week.

The 3 a.m. fire on Aug. 4 caused $40,000 damage and was deemed an arson after Barrie Fire Investigators found numerous ignition points.

The motel has been abandoned for several years.

More to come...




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