Sunday, December 6, 2009

TTC Driver Saves Buddhist Temple

A passing TTC driver noticed smoke billowing from the porch of the Buddhist temple on Kingston Road at the Highland Creek Bridge and immediately notified authorities saving the wooden structure from serious damage.

When firefighters and police arrived they discovered arsonists had left 23 bottles of gasoline on the Temple's porch. This is the second time this year the Mahavihara has been the subject of an attack by arsonists. A previous attempt was made last May.

The last time the attempted arson was preceded by several telephone warnings. But not this time.

While smoke migration was minimal, the fire department estimates the damage from the current attack to be in excess of $10,000.

The fire was quickly put out and the Temple has announced plans to erect a fence around the property and install video cameras.

1 comment:

Deb said...

Barry...appreciated your comment about my winter photo..I am just an amateur novice in photography but I do love to take those pictures. I just checked out all of your blogs and I can see that you also enjoy we have cancer and photography in common. You and Linda are doing some wonderful work their on your blogs so keep it up...I will be returning! I'm not sure if I've left this comment on the correct blog. Please feel free to email me at anytime if you have any questions or just need to rant with regards to your cancer. My husband is doing good...just left for another day of work...he is one amazing man for sure and keeping busy is the key, as I also see you do's very good therapy.
Take care now and please give my best to Linda as well...