The New Glasgow Regional Police have arrested a 26-year-old woman and charged her with arson in connection with a fire on Phillip Street in Trenton Tuesday. At approximately 11:30AM, the Trenton Fire Department , assisted by their counterparts from New Glasgow and Abercrombie responded to a fire on Philip Street involving a travel trailer and home. Both were completely destroyed. When police and fire officials arrived, they deemed the fire to be suspicious.
Shortly after, another small fire was reported inside a residence on Sixth Street in Trenton. No injuries were reported as a result of the two fires. New Glasgow Regional Police Major Crime Unit continue to investigate.
Renovations for a ball field in Trenton are getting some help from the federal government. Central Nova MP Sean Fraser has announced the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency is providing 67-thousand dollars towards the upgrade at Scotia Park. The total cost of the improvements, which includes new lighting and fencing is 135-thousand dollars.
The ball field opened in 1971. It has been used regularly by schools, recreation programs, tournaments, private and annual events.
New Glasgow Police are investigating an incident where a van crashed into a house on High Street in Trenton. Police were alerted of the collision shortly before 10:30
New Glasgow Regional Police photograph of the crash scene
Sunday night. The 78-year-old male driver of the Toyota van was taken to the Aberdeen Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Three people in the home weren’t hurt.
Both the van and the house sustained extensive damage. The cause of the collision remains under investigation.
The Trenton Fire Department was also called to the scene.