At 1:36 a.m., Ingonish Beach RCMP responded to a suspected arson on the Cabot Trail in the community of Tarbot. A detached garage was on fire and firefighters at the scene believed it had been intentionally set. The garage and a small SUV and motorcycle that were inside it were completely destroyed. No one was hurt.
The RCMP will be requesting assistance from the Nova Scotia Office of the Fire Marshal, and the investigation is ongoing. Ingonish Beach RCMP is asking anyone with information about this incident to call them at 902-285-2021, or 1-800-803-RCMP (7267). 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.