Halifax police charge woman with arson

Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency crews work to put out a blaze on Barrington Street on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. Graeme Benjamin/Global News

Halifax Regional Police announced Thursday they have charged a woman in relation to an arson that occurred on Aug. 4 in Halifax.

At approximately 8:37 a.m., police said they responded to a fire at a residence in the 3400 block of Barrington Street in Halifax.

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According to police, EHS transported a woman to hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation as a result of the fire. The fire was deemed to be an arson.

Investigators said they’ve charged Shawna Clairise Hastings, 28, of Halifax, with one count of arson-disregard for human life. She will appear in court at a later date.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about this incident to call police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers.

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