RCMP investigating fatal fire

September 13, 2021
Millvale, Nova Scotia

News release

UPDATE: The autopsies related to the fatal fire in Millvale have been completed and the Nova Scotia Fire Marshal's Office continues to investigate the cause of the fire. The evidence and information gathered to date continues to indicate the fire is not suspicious.

Our thoughts continue to remain with the victims' families, the community and anyone involved in the investigation related to these tragic deaths.


Cumberland County District RCMP, supported by the Nova Scotia Fire Marshal's Office, is investigating a fatal travel trailer fire that occurred on Mountain Rd. in Millvale.

At approximately 6:30 p.m. yesterday, police responded to a possible fatal fire on Mountain Rd where six people were located deceased in a travel trailer. Preliminary investigation has led police to believe that the fire is not suspicious at this time.

The scene was held overnight and RCMP Forensic Identification Services, the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner's Office and the Nova Scotia Fire Marshal's Office will all be attending this morning to continue the investigation.

The victims were a 30-year-old-man, a 28-year-old woman, and four children, 3, 4, 8 and 11 years old, all from Amherst.

The investigation is ongoing and is being led by the Cumberland County District RCMP and is being supported by the Northeast Nova Major Crime Unit. Further information will be released as it becomes available.

Our thoughts are with the victims' families at this difficult time.

File #: 2021-1370269


Contact information

Cpl. Chris Marshall
Public Information Officer
Nova Scotia RCMP
Cell: 902-222-0154

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