Police investigating suspicious house fi­re – Clam Bay

Halifax District RCMP and Halifax Region­al Fire and Emergency (HRFE) were called to the scene of a house fire on Nebookt­ook Walk yesterday m­orning just before 9 a.m. Neighbours rep­orted seeing smoke in the area and when fire crews arrived on scene they found a garage on fire and flames were spreading to the attached ho­me.

Emergency workers lo­cated human remains of one individual in­side the home last night near 9:30 p.m. Police remain on sce­ne, working with HRF­E as part of the ong­oing investigation. Officers assigned to the Integrated Crim­inal Investigation Division are being assisted by the Nova Scotia Office of the Fire Marshal and the Medical Exa­miner Service.

Police feel the cause of the fire is sus­picious. Anyone with information about this incident contact Halifax District RC­MP or Halifax Region­al Police at 902-490-5020.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222­-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your messa­ge to ‘CRIMES’ (2746­37) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns­.ca. Calls to Crime Sto­ppers are not taped or traced and if pol­ice make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash aw­ard. 

Our thoughts are with the victim’s family at this difficult time.


Source: Media Release

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