On October 17, 2019, shortly after 8:00 p.m., Bay Roberts RCMP and Bay Roberts Fire Rescue responded to a report of a residential structure fire in the community of Shearstown.
When emergency crews arrived on scene, the residence was completely engulfed in flames. The fire resulted in the closure of Shearstown Road for numerous hours while fire crews battled the blaze.
There were no injuries and the residence was vacant at the time of the incident.
RCMP remains on scene and a fire investigator will be examining the scene throughout the day. The cause of the fire remains under investigation and RCMP ask anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity in the area shortly before the fire to contact the Bay Roberts RCMP at (709) 786-2118.