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New Salem man charged with six counts of Arson

News release

A 31-year-old man from New Salem has been charged with six counts of Arson following recent fires in New Salem and Apple River, Cumberland County.

On April 21 at approximately 12:30 p.m., Cumberland District RCMP and Advocate and District Volunteer Fire Brigade responded to a 911 call of a home on fire on Hwy 209 in New Salem. A man was outside the home when first responders arrived. The investigation determined the fire was suspicious and the man was later arrested without incident.

Tyler Dara Stronge remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in court on May 13, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. He has been charged with six counts of Arson in relation to the April 21 fire and other fires at properties in New Salem. He has also been charged with four counts of Failure to Comply with a Recognizance. No people or animals were injured in the fires.

The investigation is ongoing.

RCMP is asking anyone with information about these incidents to contact Cumberland District RCMP at 902 254-2424. 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 #s:

    2019252640 (home on Hwy 209, New Salem)
    2019257033 (home on South Branch Rd., New Salem)
    2019484938 (home on Hwy 209, New Salem)
    2019506201 (garage on Hwy 209, New Salem)
    2019535096 (sheep shed on South Branch Rd., New Salem)
    2019541370 (home on Hwy 209, New Salem)