Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

Man arrested after fire destroys century-old Nova Scotia yacht club building

Emergency crews work at the scene of a fire at the Royal Cape Breton Yacht Club in Sydney, N.S., on May, 3, 2013. A man has been arrested in connection with the fire.

Murdoch Smith/The Canadian Press

Police say a man has been arrested after a fire destroyed the century-old Royal Cape Breton Yacht Club building on Sydney's waterfront.

Firefighters responded to a blaze at the club Friday afternoon and the building was engulfed in flames by the time they arrived.

The mostly wooden structure burned quickly due to its age and construction.

Story continues below advertisement

There were no injuries, and the fire marshal is investigating.

Cape Breton Regional Police say 34-year-old Derek Joseph Harris, of Sydney, faces charges of arson and breach of probation.

He is being held in custody and will appear on court in court Monday for a bail hearing.

Report an error
Comments are closed

We have closed comments on this story for legal reasons. For more information on our commenting policies and how our community-based moderation works, please read our Community Guidelines and our Terms and Conditions.