Eskasoni RCMP has arrested a woman in relation to suspicious fire in Eskasoni.
On January 4, 2024, at approximately 12:40 a.m., Eskasoni RCMP and fire services responded to a report of a side-by-side utility vehicle on fire on Frankie’s Ln. Upon arrival, the vehicle, which was parked nearby a home, was engulfed in flames and the fire had spread to the outside of the house. Fire services was able to extinguish the fire, but the vehicle and house sustained extensive damage. No one was physically injured in the incident.
Responding officers learned a person had been seen walking away from the incident. At about 1:30 a.m., officers arrested a woman, believed to have been involved in the fire, a short distance away. She was transported to Eskasoni Detachment for questioning.
The 21-year-old woman of Eskasoni was subsequently released on conditions and will appear in Eskasoni Provincial Court on April 2, 2024 at 9:30 a.m. to face a charge of Arson.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to contact the Eskasoni RCMP at 902-379-2822. 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.