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RCMP investigating series of suspicious fires in northwestern New Brunswick

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New Brunswick RCMP are investigating three suspicious fires. File / Global News

Correction: The story originally said one of the fires occurred in Oxford, N.B. The fire actually occurred in Oxbow, N.B. Global News regrets the error. 

New Brunswick RCMP are investigating a trio of suspicious fires in northwestern New Brunswick last week.

In a press release, police say that on June 23, 2020 at 3:30 a.m., officers of the Perth-Andover RCMP detachment and the Plaster Rock Fire Department responded to reports of a house fire on Main Street in Linton Corner.

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Later that morning, at approximately 5 a.m., both organizations responded to a second call of a home on fire on Anderson Road in Aroostook, N.B.

Both buildings were vacant and were destroyed by the fires.

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Investigators have concluded that both fires are suspicious in nature and that the two incidents are connected.

On June 26 at around 3:20 a.m., Perth-Andover RCMP members and the Plaster Rock Fire Department once again responded to a report of a fire.

This time it was in a wooded area off Route 385 in Oxbow, N.B.

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Two camping-trailers and a camp that was under construction were completely destroyed.

That fire is considered suspicious but is not believed to be connected to the suspicious fires on June 23.

Perth-Andover RCMP along with the Provincial Fire Marshall’s office are continuing to investigate.

Anyone who may have been in the areas where the fires occurred and witnessed suspicious activity, or who may have information that could assist the investigation is asked to call police at 506-273-5000 or to contact Crime Stoppers.

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