New Glasgow police investigate arson on MacKay Street

New Glasgow Police investigate MacKay Street arson.
New Glasgow regional police are investigating a fire that was intentionally set at a vacant building on MacKay Street in New Glasgow. Credit: New Glasgow Regional Police

New Glasgow Regional Police are investigating an arson that took place at a vacant MacKay Street residence on the morning of Wednesday, July 7.

In a release, police say that the fire was reported around 7:30 a.m. and was attended by New Glasgow Police, New Glasgow Fire Department, Trenton Fire Department, Stellarton Fire Department, Emergency Health Services and Nova Scotia Power.

MacKay Street, from MacLean Street to Lorne Street, was closed to traffic for several hours.

The preliminary investigation has determined that the fire was intentionally set.

Police are asking the public to help identify anyone who may have been involved. Residents are being asked to check residential camera footage, dash cams, and any other video devices that may contain footage that could help in the investigation.

Police are asking the public to help identify anyone involved. Credit: New Glasgow Regional Police.

The building suffered extensive smoke and fire damage.

Police are asking the public to remain vigilant and report any unusual or suspicious activity. Constable Ken MacDonald said, “Any information provided may be crucial in helping solve this investigation.”

If you have any information about this incident, please contact New Glasgow Regional Police at 902-752-1941. 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.

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