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