1 person dead, 1 missing after suspicious fire on Acadian Peninsula
19-year-old Tracadie man arrested near burning house north of Tracadie
A body has been found at the site of a suspicious house fire on the Acadian Peninsula over the weekend, RCMP said Monday.
The body was found in the debris of the house in Six Roads, north of Tracadie, after it burned down Sunday morning.
Another person is believed to have been in the house and is still unaccounted for, police said.
A third person, who got out during the fire, was seriously injured and taken to hospital.
RCMP received a 911 call just before 1:30 a.m. Sunday about the fire at a two-storey home on Route 150, said spokesperson Cpl. Jullie Rogers-Marsh.
"One person was able to leave the residence," she said, adding he was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
A 19-year-old Tracadie man was taken into custody near the residence shortly after police were called to the scene.
He is scheduled to appear in Tracadie provincial court on Tuesday at 1 p.m. to face charges related to the fire.
At first, firefighters did not know if anyone else was in the house because they couldn't get into the burning building, said Jimmy Thibodeau, the acting chief of the Tracadie Fire Department.
About 25 firefighters were at the scene and had the fire out by 7 a.m., Thibodeau said.
Rivière-du-Portage and Saint-Isidore departments also fought the fire, and RCMP and paramedics were at the scene.