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UPDATE: Ukrainian community vows to rebuild burnt-down church

No injuries have been reported

Father Roman Galadza says the Ukrainian community will rebuild the church that burned down in Brampton yesterday. 

Flames broke out at about 6:50 a.m. Saturday at the St Elias the Prophet Church on Heritage Rd, just north of Bovaird Dr.

It was a wooden structure built to architecturally resemble a historic church. Made of douglas fir and red cedar, a blaze could easily spread through the building.

All that was left of the church was parts of a charred frame and a pile of ashes. 

Galadza says it was like a death in the family. 

The church is accepting donations at this website.

The Ontario Fire Marshal is investigating.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper tweeted his regret about the fire, calling it 'awful news.'

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  1. john posted on 04/05/2014 03:32 PM
    hmm either the gods are pissed off or people pissed god off . not sure what one . it is .
    1. Peter posted on 04/05/2014 03:46 PM
      @john Karl pissed god off. You know that Bramladesh resident who thinks he knows more than god.
  2. mark posted on 04/05/2014 05:07 PM
    I visited the church more than twise as drive-by visitor. Love it. Can't believe the pictures we took now only for momery.
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