RCMP investigating series of suspicious structure fires

September 1, 2021
Petit-Cap, New Brunswick

News release

The New Brunswick RCMP is investigating three suspicious structure fires in Petit-Cap, N.B., and is hoping information from the public can help further the investigations.

On August 28, 2021 at approximately 5:30 a.m., members of the Shediac RCMP along with several fire departments responded to a report of a structure fire at M&M Cormier Fisheries Ltd on Allée André.

The RCMP is also investigating two smokehouse fires at Botsford Fisheries on Route 950 which occurred on August 14 at 5:45 p.m. and August 21 at 3:25 a.m. Nobody was injured during the three fires.

"Given the time-frame of these fires and their locations, they are currently considered suspicious in nature," said Cpl. Hans Ouellette with the New Brunswick RCMP. "Police are working with the community to address their concerns. Residents in the area may see an increased police presence in the following weeks as part of the ongoing investigation."

The Southeast Crime Reduction Unit is now leading the investigation and is working with the Provincial Fire Marshal's office to determine the cause of the fire and if there is a link between the three fires.

Anyone that may have information regarding the fires or who may have seen suspicious activity in the area is asked to contact the Shediac RCMP at 506-533-5151 or through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by downloading the secure P3 Mobile App, or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimenb.ca.

The investigation is ongoing.


Contact information

Cpl. Hans Ouellette
New Brunswick RCMP

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