N.S. RCMP investigating suspicious boat fire in Meteghan River

RCMP are investigating after a boat fire in Meteghan River, N.S., on Nov. 6, 2020. RCMP - HO

RCMP are investigating after a suspicious boat fire on Highway 1 in Meteghan River, N.S.

Police said they were called to Highway 1 at 4:17 a.m., on Friday in response to the fire.

The recreational boat was in dry dock at the time and was not occupied, the Mounties said in a press release.

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No one was injured.

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The boat, identified as The One by police, received extensive damage due to the fire.

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Police say they consider the fire to be suspicious and continue to investigate.

The Sipken’katik First Nation says the boat is not connected to them and not part of the moderate livelihood fishery that has sparked a violent response from non-Indigenous commercial fishermen

Police responded on Oct. 5 to another suspicious boat fire, this one located at the wharf in nearby Comeauville, N.S.

At the time police said the boat, identified as the 36-foot-long boat Kris & Carm was set on fire and destroyed.

No one was injured in the blaze and police said at the time that the boat had been at the wharf for at least six weeks for mechanical repair.

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The Kris & Carm was owned by Robert Syliboy of the Sipken’katik First Nation, one of the men who received a licence as part of the community’s moderate livelihood lobster fishery.

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That fire remains under investigation.

Anyone with information on either fire is asked to call RCMP at 902-645-2346 or to contact Crime Stoppers.

With files from Global News’ Jesse Thomas

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