Cape Breton Regional Police have arrested a 44-year-old Glace Bay area man after two suspicious fires were reported in Whitney Pier near Sydney.

Police and firefighters were called to a home on Borden Street at 4 a.m. on Saturday morning.

Two motor vehicles were found set ablaze near the residence. After an investigation by the major crime unit and an arson investigator, police arrested Robert Joseph Gill.

Gill was remanded to the Cape Breton Correctional Centre where he will be facing charges of arson and property damage.

The accused is expected to make a court appearance today.

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