RCMP investigate suspicious fire in Lochaber

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SOUTH LOCHABER – Guysborough District RCMP is investigating a suspicious fire.

Between 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 1, RCMP responded to a call of a brush fire adjacent to the College Road in Lochaber. The initial investigation determined that the fire was intentionally set in a wooded area nearby. The quick action of a passing motorist, who happened to have a large truck containing a water tank onboard, resulted in the fire being extinguished prior to it spreading through the surrounding forest.

At the time of the fire, the Department of Natural Resources had deemed the forest fire hazard to be very high. Guysborough District RCMP and the Department of Natural Resources are continuing the investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Guysborough District RCMP – Sherbrooke Detachment at (902) 522-2200. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.