Arson charges after Barrington St fire

At approximately 8:37 a.m. on August 4, police, Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency and Emergency Health Services (EHS) responded to a fire at a residence in the 3400 block of Barrington Street in Halifax. EHS transported a woman to hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation as a result of the fire. The fire was deemed to be an arson.

Investigators in the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have charged Shawna Clairise Hastings, 28, of Halifax, with one count of arson – disregard for human life. She will appear in court at a later date.

Investigators 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 or using the P3 Tips App.

Source: Release

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