Incident Summary:

6/27/2006: A suspicious fire burned down a house under construction located at 75 Summit Ridge, Guelph city, Ontario, Canada. There were no reported injuries in the blaze; however, the damages amounted to approximately $200,000. The Earth Liberation Front claimed responsibility for the incident, stating anti-development sentiments in their letter.




North America

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
A house located at 75 Summit Ridge, in east Guelph

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilian property
Specific Description A house under construction in eastern Guelph
Nationality of Target Canada
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage $200,000.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Although ELF claimed responsibility, officials were reserved in accepting that the attack was perpetrated by ELF.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Earth Liberation Front (ELF) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Letter)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Magda Konieczna, "E-mail lays claim to blaze at house; Police skeptical about statement," Guelph Mercury, June 29, 2006.
"Tough to track vandals via U of G; E-mail claiming responsibility for sabotage of machinery could have come from any number of public computers," Guelph Mercury, July 5, 2006.