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Firefighters, police respond to suspicious dumpster fire near Dollarama


Published on July 7, 2017

File photo of an evacuation that took place at the Fort Edward Mall, where Dollarama is located in Windsor in 2016. On July 7, 2017, firefighters responded to a dumpster fire behind the store.

©Carole Morris-Underhill – Hants Journal

WINDSOR, N.S. - Members of the Windsor Fire Department and RCMP responded to a dumpster fire behind the Dollarama at 8:23 a.m. on July 7, 2017.

Dal Hutchinson, media relations officer with the RCMP, said it appears someone dumped material in recycling bin, which ignited.

“We were dispatched because it was potentially illegal dumping,” Hutchinson said. “I’m not sure exactly what at this point, but it’s obviously suspicious in nature.”

Hutchinson said the RCMP is consulting with the Windsor Fire Department to determine whether or not an investigation will be needed.

“It’s still early to determine what direction this will go at this point,” he added.

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