RCMP investigating fire at commercial fish plant

November 26, 2021, New Edinburgh, Nova Scotia…Meteghan RCMP is investigating a fire that occurred overnight at a commercial fish plant in New Edinburgh.

At approximately 10:10 p.m. yesterday, Meteghan RCMP was dispatched to a report of a fire at a commercial fish plant on Riverside Rd. in New Edinburgh. Multiple detachments and several local volunteer fire departments attended the scene. The building was fully engulfed and embers were jumping across the road. Due to concerns for neighbouring homes and structures, police evacuated residents until the fire could be extinguished.

The fire was extinguished shortly before 3 a.m. and the building was completely destroyed. No one was in the building at the time of the fire and no one was injured.

Police held the scene overnight and the investigation is ongoing. At this time, the cause is unknown.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Meteghan RCMP at 902-645-2326. 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 www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.

File #: 2021-1764905