Arson Suspected in Hyvinkää Old Church
Date of incident: July 19, 2019
Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance
Attack against: Faith
Area of case: Private
In the early hours of July 19th, a passer-by notified the fire department that the warehouse of the Old Church in Hyvinkää was in flames and the church building itself was also on fire. Due to the results of the preliminary investigation, the chief inspector suspected the fire was set intentionally and opened an arson investigation. The wooden church itself remained mostly intact, however, the storage facility housing gardening tools was completely destroyed by the fire.