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Two people displaced by fire

LOCHBROOM – The Canadian Red Cross is assisting two local residents who lost their home due to fire. The fire, which occurred Thursday around 8 p.m., destroyed their house near Loch Broom. Canadian Red Cross volunteers today helped the couple with emergency lodging and funds for food, clothing and other basics. Neither was home at...

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Downtown fire was arson

The fire that damaged a business/apartment building in downtown New Glasgow on Sunday has been deemed arson. A press release from the New Glasgow Regional Police reports that they, along with New Glasgow Fire Department, and the Nova Scotia Provincial Fire Marshal’s office has determined that the fire was intentionally set.  The New Glasgow Regional...

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Fire damages downtown building

Several fire departments responded to a fire in downtown New Glasgow earlier today. This morning at approximately 7 o’clock, New Glasgow, Stellarton, Trenton and Linacy fire departments, as well as New Glasgow Regional Police and Emergency Health Services responded to a fire at a business / apartment complex at the corner of MacLean and Provost...

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RCMP charge Fox Brook man with attempted murder, arson

Pictou County District RCMP have charged a Fox Brook man with attempted murder and arson following an incident that occurred Monday evening. RCMP were called to a residence on the Granton Abercrombie Road in Abercrombie following a structure fire at approximately 9:28 p.m. on January 4. Police attended the residence, which was fully engulfed in...

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Farmhouse fire displaces three people

Three people have been displaced by a weekend fire that gutted a farmhouse near Salt Springs. The couple and a teenaged daughter are staying with relatives for now and have been helped by Canadian Red Cross volunteers with emergency purchases like food, clothing and some other basics. They were not home at the time so...

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Car fire closes causeway

Local fire departments responded to a call mid-afternoon on Aug. 19 after reports of an engulfed car on the Pictou side of the Pictou causeway, causing the roadway to shut down temporarily. According to Pictou Fire chief Paul Janes the fire had taken the front of the car up in flames with the two occupants...

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Police make arrest in Pictou arson cases

PICTOU – RCMP have charged a New Brunswick man with arson after three suspicious fire in Pictou. The 55-year-old accused arrest was arrested on April 15, was briefly held in police custody and released on April 16 The fires occurred over a three-week period and damaged three businesses. The first fire occurred just before 10...

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RCMP investigating suspicious fire

The first at the Hector Quay in Pictou is being investigated by Pictou District RCMP. On April 5, at 7:55 p.m., a member of Pictou District RCMP was on patrol and found a structure fire at the Quay site on Caladh Avenue. Pictou Fire Department was immediately contacted and attended the scene to extinguish the fire.  The fire...

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Fire at Quay

A fire last night a building on the Hector Heritage Quay site makes the second fire at a downtown waterfront building in a few weeks. The fire department received the call shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday. Auto aid came from Stations 1, 15 and 23. (Abercrombie, Scotsburn and Caribou) and mutual aid from Station 33...

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Fire razes waterfront building

It was the unmistakable sound of “pop,” “pop,” “pop,” that drew a Pictou resident to her window last Thursday night. The noise broke through Paula Beer-Eligh’s reading on the otherwise calm and quiet evening just shy of 10 p.m. “I went to the window and saw a large billow of smoke heading south to north,”...

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