Arson, Halifax

Police Investigate Arson – Halifax

At 4:23 p.m., Halifax Regional Police and HRM Fire & Emergency responded to a structure fire inside an apartment building in the 5500 block of Victoria Road Halifax.  Multiple callers reported seeing smoke within the building.

HRM Fire attended and quickly extinguished the fire.  Tenants did temporarily evacuated with the Fire Alarm and have since returned.  No one was injured.

Fire Investigators confirmed the fire was intentionally set and the arson investigation has been turned over to police.  The arson investigation is in the early stages and is ongoing.

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call police at 902-490-5016.  Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.