Bell Island RCMP investigates fires at two abandoned properties, arson suspected

Bell Island, Newfoundland and Labrador – Bell Island RCMP is investigating two recent suspected arsons at abandoned properties on Bell Island and is seeking assistance from the public.

Shortly after 12:30 a.m. on August 11, 2023, police on patrol discovered that an abandoned residence on Lance Cove Road was on fire.

A two storey home is fully engulfed in flames at night.
A two storey home is fully engulfed in flames at night.

At approximately 2:15 a.m. on August 13, 2023, while on patrol, police discovered that an abandoned residence on Brother Lanes Road was on fire.

A small home surrounded by trees is fully engulfed at night.
A small home surrounded by trees is fully engulfed at night.

Both homes were completely destroyed by the fires and the investigations are continuing.

Anyone having information that could assist police with these investigations, including possible surveillance in the areas during the times of the fires, is asked to contact Bell Island RCMP at 709-488-3312 or, to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers: #SayItHere 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), visit www.nlcrimestoppers.com or use the P3Tips app.

Bell Island RCMP

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