More suspicious fires in New Minas

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Firefighters were called out twice early Dec. 15 in New Minas.

At 2:13 a.m., a call came in for a blaze behind Milne Court Petro-Can where a pile of garbage and Styrofoam was burning.

Fire Chief James Redmond said it was lucky the fire was discovered so quickly.

“If that had got going real good before it was discovered with the wind,” he said of the Saturday morning fire, “to protect that building? It would have been challenge.”

Fifteen minutes later, firefighters were called to a dumpster fire behind New Minas Court.

“It was probably set a few minutes before or after the other one,” Redmond said.

There have been a string of similar fires in the village this fall. In October, four fires were set in one night and, Nov. 29, a pile of cardboard was lit behind Wal-Mart overnight.

“I would assume they are linked,” Redmond said.

Click here for a map of the Dec. 15 fire locations.

Organizations: Wal-Mart

Geographic location: New Minas

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