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UPDATE: Woman charged with arson after fire destroys home, travel trailer in Trenton

Trenton firefighters, with assistance from New Glasgow and Abercrombie, fight a fire at a home in Trenton on Tuesday.
Trenton firefighters, with assistance from New Glasgow and Abercrombie, fight a fire at a home in Trenton on Tuesday. - Kevin Bent

A 26-year-old Trenton woman has been charged in relation to an alleged arson in Trenton Tuesday.

Const. Ken MacDonald of the New Glasgow Regional Police said the woman is expected to make her first appearance in Pictou provincial court Wednesday on a charge of arson.

Trenton firefighters, with assistance from New Glasgow and Abercrombie, were called to a Phillip Street residence at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. A travel trailer parked beside the home was also on fire and both were destroyed by the blaze.

Immediately after the call came in about the Phillip Street residence, a second call was received by emergency personnel about a small fire at a residence on Sixth Street, Trenton. No injuries were reported at either residence and police cannot confirm at this time if anyone was home in either residence at the time of the fires.

MacDonald said police and fire crews deemed the source of the Phillip Street fire as suspicious and an investigation continues by the New Glasgow Regional Police’s Major Crime Unit with the assistance of the Nova Scotia fire marshal.

Police are asking for the public’s assistance if they have any information on this incident to please contact the New Glasgow Regional Police at (902) 752-1941 or Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by a Secure Web Tips at www.crimesstoppers.ns.ca Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.

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