Second Joggins arsonist sent to jail

Published on September 8, 2017

A second suspect in a rash of fires that shook the community of Joggins in 2015 has been sent to jail.

Brandon Kyle Burbine, 22, of Joggins was sentenced in Supreme Court Sept. 7, to 12 months in jail, ordered to pay $20,000 in restitution to four claimants, and fined $1,200 or 12 more days in jail in default of payment. Burbine’s sentencing is in relation to five counts of arson and one count of committing an act of mischief.

Burbine was charged in June 2015 along with Tyson Bradley Tompkins, 26 – who was sentenced last year to serve two years plus a day federal custody and to also pay $20,000 in restitution – and a third suspect following an RCMP investigation into the ongoing string of arson in the Bay of Fundy community. The crime spree came to a head on May 5, 2015, when three unoccupied houses, an old garage and the former Odd Fellows hall were set on fire. The fire in the hall spread to the Joggins United Church, which was saved by 60 volunteer firefighters who rushed to the community from all over the county .


With files from Chronicle Herald’s Aaron Beswick