Early in the afternoon on Wednesday, November 1, Hamilton firefighters responded to a scene at the King Street East parish following reports of a church filled with smoke and fires blazing within.
According to The Hamilton Spectator, police Constable Krista-Lee Ernst stated that crews swiftly extinguished the fire and confirmed there were no injuries.
In a Facebook post later on the same day, the church reported that no holy items were damaged and informed patrons that their Christmas Bazaar is not cancelled.
They encouraged supporters to join them at the Baptist School gym on November 3 and 4.
As of the time of publishing, neither the Hamilton police nor St. John the Baptist Church has responded to Rebel News for comment.
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