Fire At Former Orillia School Deemed Arson

Not the First Fire At This Location

Investigators are calling a fire at a former school in Orillia a case of arson.

Fire crews were called out with reports of a fire at the former Mount Slaven Public School on Westmount Drive just before 1:00 Friday morning, saying there was a significant fire in the gym of the former school.

The blaze caused about $1,000,000 in damage and caused enough turmoil that the structural integrity of the structure is in question.

This is not the first time fire crews were called to a blaze at this location; a similar incident was reported in June.