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‘No natural reason a fire would start there:’ RCMP


Published on August 10, 2017

The old Deep Brook General Store is now gone after a fire destroyed it in the early morning of August 7. The incident is now being investigated as arson by the RCMP.

©Adrien LeBlanc

BRIDGETOWN, NS – RCMP arson investigations at three fires that occurred August 7 and 10 respectively in Clementsvale and Deep Brook are ongoing.

The investigations are being conducted by the Bridgetown RCMP detachment.

Corporal Derek McAlpine explained why the investigations were called for after the incidents.

“The buildings were all abandoned and in rural areas. There is no natural reason a fire would start there,” he said.

 

The fires

The first fire was called in at 1:50 a.m. in Clementsvale and the second at 4:50 a.m. in Deep Brook.

A map showing the approximate driving distance between both fires.

©Sara Ericsson

A third fire was also called in August 10 at 1:50 a.m. on Fraser Road, just three kilometres from the first Clementsvale fire.

All fires were within 20 kilometres of each other.

“We are still speaking to witnesses who saw what happened,” said McAlpine, who encourages anyone with information to come forward.

 

If you have information

Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to call Bridgetown RCMP at 902-665-4481.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.