Pictou County District RCMP investigating suspicious fires

Arshad Khan

Pictou County District RCMP is investigating suspicious fires that occurred in both Lyons Brook and St. Pauls.

On July 22, 2022, at approximately 1:40 a.m., Pictou County District RCMP and fire responded to a report of a fire at an old bridge in St. Pauls. RCMP officers learned that the fire had already gone out prior to the arrival of firefighters. The bridge itself was a wood structure that was no longer in use. The fire was deemed suspicious.

On July 25, at approximately 12:05 a.m., Pictou County District RCMP and fire responded to a report of a fire at a bridge on a trail in Lyons Brook. The fire department was able to successfully extinguish the fire however the bridge was completed destroyed. The bridge was also a wooden structure, similar to the one in St. Pauls. This fire was also deemed suspicious.

The investigations are ongoing and being assisted by the Pictou County District General Investigation Section and the Nova Scotia Fire Marshal’s Office.

Anyone with information on either fire is asked to contact the Pictou County District RCMP at 902-755-4141. 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, or use the P3 Tips App.

File #: 2022-1031497, 2022-1015049

Note to media: Attached are photos of the damage to the bridge in Lyons Brook.

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