**** HRP / HRFE Media Release
5515 Victoria Rd., Halifax
Jan. 1, 2020
This fire involved a multi-unit dwelling. There were no injuries and no fatalities.
The ignition source was undetermined. The area of origin was determined to be a common area.
There were working smoke alarms.
The cause of this fire is classified as INCENDIARY.
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.