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UPDATE: Anicinabe Park office burned down in Kenora

The municipality is advising the public to stay away from the area after someone set fire to the Anicinabe Park office.

KENORA – According to the Municipality of Kenora Facebook page, the city is asking the public to stay away from the Anicinabe Park office and use alternative routes as much as possible while emergency crews and officers work to resolve the incident.

Several Facebook users, including social media influencer KimDoes807, have posted photos of the fire. Commentators allude to what they believe was a knife-wielding man who poured gasoline on himself before setting the store on fire.

The police reportedly fired shots and the man was airlifted to the hospital for his injuries.

The city said that until further notice, the public beach, boat launch and park area will be closed.

UPDATE:

The OPP has confirmed that it has invoked the mandate of the Special Investigation Unit in relation to the incident at Anicinabe Park.

“One person was injured and transported to the hospital by emergency medical services (EMS),” the Northwest Region OPP stated.

As a result of this investigation, the OPP will not be able to provide any further information.

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