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St. John's home subjected to second suspicious fire in five days

Two adults and two children inside home in Wednesday's incident

For the second time in five days, a house on Carrick Drive appears to be the target of a suspicious fire. At about 2 a.m. Wednesday morning, firefighters were called to a house at the corner of Carrick Drive and Sheffield Place and found the entire exterior side of the home engulfed in flames. Platoon Chief Rick DeHann of the St. John’s Regional fire department said firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze which he said appeared to originate on the exterior of the home. Firefighters were also called to the home early Saturday morning for a similar fire which occurred in the same area outside the dwelling.

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At that time RNC patrol officers, a K-9 team and forensic identification services were on scene investigating the incident. The first incident only caused minor damage to the home but this second fire caused extensive damage on the side that was burning. DeHann added that there were two adults and two children in the house when Wednesday morning’s incident occurred but there were no injuries. The RNC are looking into both fires.


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