On Wednesday January 25, 2017 at approximately 4:00 am New Glasgow Regional Police have arrested and charged 19 year old Mark Gunton of Pictou County with Two Counts of Arson.

The arrest was in relation to the two separate arson incidents that took place on January 3 and January 5 at the former vacant Maritime Steel building in New Glasgow, N.S. Both arsons were contained in the building and caused fire and smoke damage.

The accused was remanded into custody. He will be appearing in Provincial Court in Pictou, N.S. on February 23, 2017.