Public assistance requested: suspicious fires in Cumberland County

Cumberland County, Nova Scotia – Cumberland District RCMP is investigating two suspicious fires and is asking the public to assist with the investigation.

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Two suspicious fires were started at unoccupied buildings within 15 minutes of one another, during the overnight hours between January 3 and 4. The locations of the buildings involved are 12 km apart. One was reported to the RCMP at 12:09 a.m. and the other was reported at 12:24 a.m. Investigators believe the fires are related. A garage on an abandoned property was burnt on Rodney Rd., and an abandoned home was burnt on Hwy. 321 in River Philip. The RCMP has investigated suspicious fires on both properties this past summer.

Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to contact Cumberland District RCMP at 902-667-3859 (Amherst), 902-447-2525 (Oxford), or 902-597-3779 (Springhill). Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at, or use the P3 Tips App.

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