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The man whose leaf fire burned down Starbuck’s United Church has been fined nearly $1,300.
RCMP said Monday the 42-year-old man was charged and fined under the Wildfires Act, specifically the section barring the starting of a fire that burns out of control.
The man was burning leaves and other debris in a barrel on a property close to the church. The fire spread to a shed and then to the church.
The 110-year-old church caught fire Friday afternoon and burned nearly to the ground.