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RCMP investigating Onslow Mountain fire scene

RCMP investigators were at the scene of a house fire on Onslow Mountain Road on Wednesday following an early morning fire that destroyed the home. No injuries were reported.
RCMP investigators were at the scene of a house fire on Onslow Mountain Road on Wednesday following an early morning fire that destroyed the home. No injuries were reported. - Harry Sullivan

Home completely destroyed in early morning blaze

ONSLOW MOUNTAIN, N.S. —

RCMP officers are investigating a fire scene in Onslow Mountain at which a home was burned to the ground early Wednesday morning.

RCMP investigators were on scene at 1061 Onslow Mountain Road throughout the day Wednesday.

“Colchester District RCMP is investigating a structure fire that occurred early this morning on Onslow Mountain Rd., spokesperson Cpl. Jennifer Clarke said, in an emailed response to a media inquiry Wednesday afternoon. “No one was hurt and the RCMP is conducting an investigation into the circumstances.”

She said further details would be provided if charges are warranted.

Clair Peers, spokesman for the Onslow Belmont Fire Brigade said its members were called about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, with mutual aid provided by the Debert and North River departments.

“The building was fully involved when they arrived,” he said.

Peers said the blaze completely destroyed the mini home and its contents and the initial estimate for the loss has been set at $80,000, including contents. 

"We're still estimating because we have no idea what was inside," he said. 

Reportedly, only one person lived in the house but it was not immediately known if the person was home at the time or whether the home was insured.

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