Vermilion RCMP arrest 19-year-old male from from Innisfree, Alberta for arson of historic school building

Vermilion, Alberta – Vermilion RCMP have arrested a male in connection to an arson that destroyed the Bowling Green School in Minburn, Alta. in 2019.

On Oct. 17, 2019 at 6:22 a.m., Vermilion RCMP and the Innisfree Fire Department responded to a fire at a building on Township Road 510 in Minburn, Alta. The building was referred to as the Bowling Green School but was considered a historic site since its closure as a school. No one was inside the building at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported.

On Oct. 17, 2019 at 6:22 a.m., Vermilion RCMP and the Innisfree Fire Department responded to a fire at a building on Township Road 510 in Minburn, Alta.
(RCMP) On Oct. 17, 2019 at 6:22 a.m., Vermilion RCMP and the Innisfree Fire Department responded to a fire at a building on Township Road 510 in Minburn, Alta.
On Oct. 17, 2019 at 6:22 a.m., Vermilion RCMP and the Innisfree Fire Department responded to a fire at a building on Township Road 510 in Minburn, Alta.
(RCMP) On Oct. 17, 2019 at 6:22 a.m., Vermilion RCMP and the Innisfree Fire Department responded to a fire at a building on Township Road 510 in Minburn, Alta.

During the same time period police also located two hay bales on fire 1km west of the school, roadside on Township Road 510 in Minburn, Alta.

The fire investigator completed its investigation and determined the fire to be suspicious in nature.

On Feb. 9, 2021, Vermilion RCMP arrested and charged Hayden Ross Isley (19) from Innisfree, Alta. with two counts of arson.

Isley was released on an Undertaking and he is scheduled to appear in Vermilion Provincial Court on April 19, 2021.

Investigation is ongoing and additional charges are expected to be laid.

Vermilion RCMP



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