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Investigators declare fire deliberate

A fire which started in a green bin on the weekend was deliberately set, investigators say.

A fire which started in a green bin on the weekend was deliberately set, investigators say.

By the time police and firefighters arrived at the house on Sackville Cross Road at 4:50 a.m. on Saturday, the fire had spread to a car parked nearby and was going for the house.

Witnesses who called 911 said they saw a young man running away from the house.

RCMP officers woke up the residents and evacuated them while firefighters put out the blaze before it reached the house.

After investigating the matter, the fire was declared an arson.

"We believe some kind of accelerant like gasoline was used," said RCMP Cpl. Joe Taplin.

The vehicle was heavily damaged, but luckily the house is fine.

The suspect is described as 5'6" to 5'7" tall, weighing about 130 pounds. He is between 18- and 21-years-old, and was wearing a blue jacket.

RCMP are requesting anyone with information call any police office or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 
 
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