A fire on a race track deemed suspicious

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A fire at the Roughneck off-road racing facility near Old Port Mouton Road on September 12 was deemed suspicious by the Queens District RCMP.

Emergency services were called to the scene at around 6 p.m.

The Liverpool Fire Department managed to extinguish the fires of three separate vehicles, “which are considered suspicious in nature. The vehicles were not operating before the blaze and no one was injured,” the RCMP said in a statement.

Captain John Long of the Liverpool Fire Department said 20 members and four units were present and were at the scene for around 90 minutes.

“Fortunately, he was spotted quickly. It could have been a lot worse, ”said Pam Inness-Westhaver, president of the Roughneck Off-Road club.

The three old cars were parked near newer vehicles and construction equipment. They were all in an area near some woods.

Inness-Westhaver said his brother-in-law was heading to the track to prepare for the race weekend September 18-19 when he noticed what he first thought was a cloud of dust. Approaching the scene, he saw that three stock cars were on fire and called 911.

It was noted that one of the canteen buildings on the trail had been broken into and about $ 300 of supplies were stolen, including a propane tank, and a can of beer was left on the premises. premises.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Queens District RCMP at 902-354-5721 or Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or via secure web-based advice line at www.crimestoppers. ns.ca.


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