Dartmouth man charged with arson after clothing set on fire at store

Fire crews responded to the Winners clothing store on Portland Street in Dartmouth Thursday evening after an article of clothing was set on fire. Alicia Draus/ Global News

A 54-year-old Dartmouth man is appearing in court Friday on arson and breach of recognizance charges after a fire at a clothing store.

Fire crews and police were called to the Winners store at 650 Portland St. in Dartmouth at around 7:40 p.m. Thursday.

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By the time they arrived, the building had already been evacuated and store employees had put out the flames.

However, there was still a lot of smoke inside.

“We have positive pressure fans that take the smoke and remove it from inside the building,” said Acting District Chief Greg Hebb.

It was determined a piece of clothing had been set on fire in the store.

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The man was arrested Thursday night.

— With a file from Alicia Draus 

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