Digby RCMP seeking information in suspicious fire investigation

March 8, 2023
Bear River First Nation, Nova Scotia

News release

Digby RCMP is seeking information related to a suspicious fire that occurred in Bear River First Nation in May 2022.

On May 13, 2022, at approximately 1:15 a.m., Digby RCMP and fire responded to a report of structure fire on Reservation Rd. on the Bear River First Nation. Upon arrival at the scene RCMP officers observed the building was fully engulfed and the fire department was working on extinguishing it. Once the fire was extinguished it was determined that the building was a total loss.

The fire has been determined to be suspicious and investigators are seeking information from the public to help move the investigation forward. Investigators have collected evidence and information throughout the investigation, however all leads at this point have been exhausted.

Investigators also continue to seek to identify the people that were in a vehicle that drove by the scene as they may be possible witnesses.

Anyone with information on this vehicle, or on the fire, is asked to contact Digby RCMP at 902-245-2579. 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 #: 2022-617795


Contact information

Cpl. Chris Marshall
Public Information Officer
Nova Scotia RCMP

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