A fire at the former St. Veronica school is now being treated as a suspected arson.
Sault Ste. Marie Police Service told SooToday that Sault Ste. Marie Fire Services responded to a report of a fire on the 300 block of East Balfour Street at approximately 11:30 p.m. Thursday evening.
The fire was considered under control by the time city police arrived on scene at roughly 3:30 a.m.
The fire, which was started from inside the gymnasium section of the former school, caused "severe" damage to the structure, according to police.
No injuries were reported.
Sault Ste. Marie Police Service is currently investigating.