August 21, 2018 1:07 pm

Two men charged after separate suspicious fires in Cape Breton

Police say both men were held in custody following their arrest.

Marieke Walsh/Global News File

A 57-year-old man from New Waterford and a 41-year-old man from North Sydney are facing charges after two recent suspicious fires in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.

Cape Breton police say the first fire happened on May 5 at a vacant home in Scotchtown.

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According to police, evidence and witness statements led investigators to Charles Terrance Jacobi as the suspect.

Jacobi was charged on Friday and appeared in court on Monday to face a charge of arson – damage to property.

Police say the second fire happened on June 23 at a home on Blowers Street. Again, investigators deemed the fire suspicious shortly after the blaze.

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Raymond Shawn Daniel Leroy was charged in connection with the fire on Monday. Police say he was held in custody until his court appearance on Tuesday.

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