The chief of the Havelock fire department says he doesn't believe suspicious fires at a garage and a cabin in Salisbury on Monday night are related to recent hay bale fires in the area.

Crews were called to a home on Route 895 near Parkindale at about 3 a.m.

The family living in the house was unharmed, but they lost some belongings in the garage fire.

Crews from Havelock, Petitcodiac, Elgin, Riverview and Salisbury were also called to assist with a fire at a nearby cabin. There wereno reports of injuries.

For the past several weeks, fire Chief John McGee's 23-member volunteer fire department and the Petitcodiac fire department have been busy putting out burning hay bales in their areas, as well as the suspected arson of the century-old Corn Hill United Baptist Church last week.

McGee declined to comment Monday on why he doesn't think the garage and cabin fires are linked to the hay bale fires and church burning, but he says people shouldn't worry that the same arsonist was responsible.

"I don't believe the two fires at Salisbury responded to last night have anything to do with the hay bale fires that we're responding to," he said.