Skip to main content

Suspicious fire at former Penetanguishene hospital under investigation


An investigation is underway into a suspicious fire that broke out in a former hospital in Penetanguishene listed for sale.

Fire Chief Richard Renaud told CTV News that crews were called to the vacant building at 58 Church Street on Monday night to find smoke and flames shooting out the front door.

Once crews got the flames under control, a search of the former Beechwood Hospital found the sprinkler system was in working order and had contained the blaze to where it had started.

Provincial police are investigating the possibility of arson, and the Ontario Fire Marshal's office has been notified.

No injuries were reported. Top Stories


BREAKING Conservatives take late lead to win Toronto byelection

Conservative Don Stewart took a late lead to win the Toronto -- St. Paul's byelection. With all polls reporting early Tuesday morning, Stewart won by 590 votes over Liberal Leslie Church in an upset win for Pierre Poilievre and his Conservatives.


NEW How to watch the Trump-Biden CNN Presidential Debate

U.S. President Joe Biden and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump will go head-to-head on Thursday, June 27 in the first-ever debate between a sitting and former U.S. president. Here's how to watch the CNN Presidential Debate and CTV News Channel's special coverage of the historic event.

Stay Connected