Pictou District RCMP Investigates Fatal Fire – UPDATE – Two Youth Charged

When RCMP officers and fire departments from Barney's River, Linacy, Thorburn and New Glasgow arrived on scene, the house was fully engulfed in flames.

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Barney’s River Station, NS: Pictou District RCMP has arrested and charged two youths with Break and Enter to a home in an ongoing investigation. This follows charges laid against a 19-year-old on August 24.

Following a 1-month investigation into several complaints of thefts from vehicles and Break and Enters in Pictou, the RCMP has arrested and charged two male youths, 16 and 17 years old, both from Pictou, with Break and Enter to a Residence. This is in addition to the arrest and charges that were laid against a 19-year-old Pictou man on August 24.

The 16-year-old is appearing in Pictou Provincial Court on October 21 while the 17-year-old is set to appear on September 21, also in Pictou Provincial Court.

The investigation is ongoing.

BACKGROUND:

Barney’s River Station, NS: Pictou District RCMP is investigating a fatal house fire that occurred yesterday. On August 21 shortly after 3 a.m., Pictou District RCMP were called to respond to a house fire on Barney’s River Rd.

When RCMP officers and fire departments from Barney's River, Linacy, Thorburn and New Glasgow arrived on scene, the house was fully engulfed in flames.
When RCMP officers and fire departments from Barney’s River, Linacy, Thorburn and New Glasgow arrived on scene, the house was fully engulfed in flames.

When RCMP officers and fire departments from Barney’s River, Linacy, Thorburn and New Glasgow arrived on scene, the house was fully engulfed in flames.

Efforts to locate the 42-year-old male resident of the home were unsuccessful. Later that day, the provincial Fire Marshal requested the RCMP cadaver dog to attend. The dog and handler arrived and after searching, human remains were located amongst the charred debris.

The remains have been turned over to the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner’s office to determine the cause of death and establish a positive identification.

The investigation is ongoing.

Nova Scotia RCMP


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