( Solved ) Suspicious Fires Cumberland County


Crime Stoppers and Amherst Detachment of the R.C.M.P. are asking for the Public’s help in solving the following cases of Arson.

On Tuesday, May 5th, at approximately 11:30 p.m., Cumberland District RCMP along with Fire Departments from Joggins, River Hebert, Amherst, Springhill, Parrsboro, Advocate, Port Greville, Oxford, Southampton, Leicester, Shinimicas, Truemanville and Fox River / Port Greville/ Wards Brook responded to four structure fires on Pit Road in Joggins. As emergency personnel were responding to these fires, a fifth fire was detected at the Masonic lodge building on Highway 242 in Joggins.  As a result of the proximity to the lodge, the Baptist church caught fire and sustained smoke and water damage.  In total five structures were completely destroyed. All of the destroyed structures were unoccupied. Fire investigators deemed these fires as suspicious. The investigation into the cause of the fires is continuing.

If you have any information on these crimes, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or 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 reward from $50 -$2000.