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Investigators could not determine cause of shed fire in Kippens

Investigators could not determine the cause of a Dec. 28 fire that destroyed a shed at 15 Juniper Dr. in Kippens.

A fire investigator with the RCMP takes some photos of a Dec. 28 shed fire in Kippens.

While the fire was considered suspicious, Cpl. Lori Canning said charges are not anticipated because a cause could not be determined.

A man, believed to be the owner of the building, was helped by neighbours before being taken to hospital and treated for smoke inhalation.

The shed was destroyed, along with a car inside and a pickup truck outside the burned structure. Losses were estimated to be around $40,000.

In addition to the Bay St. George RCMP, the Kippens Volunteer Fire Department and the Stephenville Fire Department also responded to the blaze, reported at about 6:30 p.m.

The fire scene was guarded throughout the night and fire investigators carried out their work the following day.

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