RCMP investigate 6 suspicious fires in August within 10-km radius in northern N.S. – Halifax | Globalnews.ca

An RCMP district in northern Nova Scotia says there were numerous suspicious fires throughout August that are still being investigated.

All the fires seem to be in the same 10-kilometre radius in the Collingwood area.

Cumberland County RCMP say the first suspicious fire in this investigation occurred on Aug. 5 just after 5 a.m. at a barn in River Philip. The barn was located on Highway 321.

The fire was extinguished but was deemed suspicious.

Another fire occurred on Aug. 12 at around 4:30 a.m. in Williamsdale. Police say a structure on Silica Road was “completely destroyed” by a fire before it was extinguished. That fire was also deemed suspicious.

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A week later, on Aug. 19 at around 6 a.m., police were called to a fire in Rose, where another structure was destroyed. That fire happened on Westchester Road and is considered suspicious.

Just before 10 a.m. on Aug. 25, a covered bridge in Collingwood was on fire. The fire near Mountain Road was extinguished and is also suspicious.

The next day, at around 1:55 a.m., a structure on Wyvern Road in Wyvern was ablaze. The early Friday fire was extinguished, with its cause still under investigation.

At around 2:35 a.m. on Saturday morning, RCMP said there was a report of hay bales on fire in River Philip, and the fire was extinguished.

Police ask anyone with information on the six fires to come forward.

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