Liverpool business owner disturbed after recent fire at paint shop

Published on July 13, 2017

Steven Daury, owner of Daury’s Paint & Collision, was shocked to find a wheelbarrow filled with blackened shingles and tar paper beside his garage.

©Aethne Hinchliffe

Liverpool, NS -  Steven Daury, owner of Daury’s Paint & Collision, said he was sick to his stomach when he discovered remnants of a fire behind his almost brand new business on White Point Road in Liverpool.

Daury’s Paint & Collision was the site of a suspicious fire recently.
Aethne Hinchliffe

Daury left the garage at about 6 p.m. July 6. When he left, everything was normal. But, when he returned to his business on July 7 at about noon, he was shocked. When Daury went to the back of the building, he discovered a black, charred wheelbarrow.

“I’m not saying they tried to burn the garage down,” said Daury. “They definitely tried to burn the shingles in the wheelbarrow.”

The Queens District RCMP sent out a press release July 12, asking for the public’s assistance in identifying who was responsible for “setting alight a wheelbarrow full of shingles and tar paper and pushing it up against a garage and causing damage to the institution.”

“It appears to be a random act, possibly a passerby,” said Const. Rob James, with the Queens County RCMP detachment.  

James said there’s no dollar value or estimate on the loss.

“I don’t think I have an enemy in the world,” said Daury, who is still trying to understand why someone would light a fire by his garage.

Daury said since the incident, he’s installed security cameras.

“It’s mind-boggling what it would have cost if this place would have burned down.”

Anyone with information can contact the Queens County RCMP detachment at 902-354-5721.