Fire damages clubhouse at golf course set to be used as respite for homeless

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LONDON, Ont. — Police are investigating a suspicious fire at a golf course that was to be used as a respite for London, Ont.'s homeless population in the winter.

The City says firefighters found the golf course's clubhouse fully involved in flames when they arrived at the scene early Sunday morning.

The fire was put out, but the City says it's too early to estimate damages or determine the cause of the blaze.

The trailers that are to be used as part of the homelessness response were not damaged in the fire.

The City says it will spend the next few days evaluating "the extent to which this fire may impact the proposed Indigenous-led winter shelter site."

Police say the fire has been deemed suspicious and the Office of the Fire Marshal has been called in to help investigate.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 7, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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