Nova Scotia

Brookfield fire destroys vacant home

Rod Nielsen, the Brookfield fire chief, says crews responded to a 5:20 a.m. call reporting a fire along Highway 289 between Brookfield and South Maitland in Green Creek.

Police still investigating suspicious November fire in same area

The Brookfield fire department is investigating the cause of the house fire. (Google Streetview)

Fire destroyed a house near Brookfield, N.S., Monday morning.

Rod Nielsen, the Brookfield fire chief, said crews responded to a 5:20 a.m. call reporting a fire along Highway 289 between Brookfield and South Maitland in Green Creek.

"The building was fully involved and almost to the ground," he said. "There’s virtually nothing left."

Crews put out the remaining flames. The homeowner had recently died, so the house was unoccupied.

A dog was initially reported to have been lost inside the house, but Nielsen said he later emerged from the woods unscathed.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Fundy Compost fire 'suspicious' 

The Brookfield fire department dealt with a suspicious fire that destroyed two buildings at Fundy Compost last month. Police are investigating that fire.

Colchester RCMP asked the public to help them find a brown 2006 Chevrolet pickup truck in that fire. The vehicle had a Nova Scotia plate that said "COMPOST," and the words "Fundy Compost," written on both doors and the tail gate.

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