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Fire set outside New Brunswick RCMP station in Elsipogtog

Demonstrators rally against shale gas exploration in Halifax on Friday, Oct.18, 2013. The effort was in support of protesters, some of whom included members of the Elsipogtog First Nation, who rallied against SWN Resources and its possible plans to proceed with shale gas development in eastern New Brunswick.


New Brunswick RCMP say a fire was deliberately set outside its detachment in Elsipogtog First Nation Friday evening.

Spokesman Sgt. Andre Pepin says the fire started on the outside of the building around 8 p.m. and was quickly contained by members of the community and firefighters.

Pepin says the damage to the building is minimal.

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He says a 14-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy were arrested, but later released.

The investigation is ongoing.

The Elsipogtog First Nation was the site of violent clashes a week and a half ago between protesters of shale gas development and RCMP.

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