Arson suspected as fire destroys vacant store in Bath

A fire at an abandoned building in the Bath area is being considered arson, says fire Chief Stephen Armour of the Bath Fire Department.  

The fire broke out shortly after 3 a.m. on Friday after a passerby spotted the flames along Route 105 in Carleton County.

"It was out of control … and pretty well burned itself out," said Armour.

Armour said the building had been vacant for about 10 years.

Armour said he doesn't know who started the fire, but RCMP are continuing to investigate.

No one was injured while battling the blaze and about 18 firefighters were on scene.

The Florenceville-Bristol Fire Department also responded to the scene. 

Correction : An earlier version of the story said incorrectly that the burned building was a former home of Mark's the Spot, a general store still operating in Bath.(Apr 21, 2017 11:29 AM)