Cumberland County District RCMP investigating arsons

September 3, 2021, Pugwash, Nova Scotia…Cumberland County District RCMP is investigating two arsons, that are believed to be related, that occurred in Pugwash on September 2.

At approximately 1:40 a.m., police were dispatched to a garage fire on Pugwash River Rd. in Pugwash. Police had been called to the same property two weeks earlier for a structure fire involving the home on the property. On arrival, police found evidence suggesting that the fire had been intentionally set.

At approximately 3:30 a.m., police were dispatched to a complaint of a boat on fire on Brickyard Rd. in Pugwash. Through investigation, police determined that the boat and garage fire were related.

Both fires were put out by the local fire department. The garage and boat both suffered significant damage.

Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to contact the Cumberland County District RCMP at 902-243-2181. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at, or use the P3 Tips App.

File #’s: 2021-1309112, 2021-1309435