Investigation Launched Into Belevedere Orphanage Fire

The old Belvedere Orphanage in St. John’s is no more.

Fire ripped through the historic building yesterday causing local school closures and an ominous thick cloud of smoke that was bellowing over the area.

Firefighters remained on the scene yesterday.

The last tenants of the building was the MCP office. However, it was vacant for some time.

An investigation is underway into the cause.