ANTIGONISH – In the early hours of Monday, January 8 and Friday, January 12, Antigonish District RCMP, along with Tracadie Volunteer Fire Department and Havre Boucher Volunteer Fire Department, responded to two separate house fires.
The homes were abandoned and neither had power or a heat source. Both homes were fully engulfed when fire fighters arrived on scene and were complete losses. No-one was injured in either instance.
Property owners are asked to regularly check abandoned properties to ensure they are secure, and to report suspicious activity to police.
Antigonish District RCMP is investigating the matter, with assistance from the Nova Scotia Fire Marshal’s Office. Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Antigonish District RCMP at 902 863-6500. 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. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.