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St. John's house fire was deliberately set, says RNC


The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) General Investigation Unit has determined that a house fire Friday on Blackmarsh Road in St. John's was deliberately set.

Firefighters with the St. John's Regional Fire Department and the RNC responded to the fire around 1:15 a.m.

The RNC said in a news release today, "Through the course of the investigation it has been determined that someone had forced entry into the residence and that the fire was intentionally set."

The house was vacant at the time of the fire and there were no injuries. However, the structure sustained moderate damage.

The RNC is asking anyone who may have seen any suspicious persons or vehicles in the immediate area prior to the fire or has any information in relation to the fire to please contact the RNC at 729-

8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.

Firefighters with the St. John's Regional Fire Department and the RNC responded to the fire around 1:15 a.m.

The RNC said in a news release today, "Through the course of the investigation it has been determined that someone had forced entry into the residence and that the fire was intentionally set."

The house was vacant at the time of the fire and there were no injuries. However, the structure sustained moderate damage.

The RNC is asking anyone who may have seen any suspicious persons or vehicles in the immediate area prior to the fire or has any information in relation to the fire to please contact the RNC at 729-

8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.

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