At 11:10 pm Halifax Regional Police responded to 21 Gaston RD. to assist Halifax Fire at the scene of a fire at this location, the Gaston Rd Variety Store. The west side of the building was on fire, the lone occupant got out of the building safely, no one was injured. Fire investigators and the Halifax Regional Police Forensic member attended the scene, and the fire is believed to be an arson. The General Investigative Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigative Division will be continuing the investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact 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 or texting a tip – Tip 202 + your message to 274637.
Source: Media Release