Man arrested in suspected arsons in north-end Halifax
43-year-old man arrested on Tuesday
Halifax Regional Police are accusing a 43-year-old man of setting half a dozen fires in north-end Halifax over the past few days.
Officers said six fires were put out in that area over the last several days and investigators recovered evidence at the scene that led them to believe the fires were set deliberately.
Halifax Regional Police had been looking for a suspect who had been seen at two of the scenes.
At approximately 5:50 p.m. on Tuesday, officers were called to Bayne Street near the Windsor Street Exchange about a man setting bushes on fire.
They arrested a 43-year-old man, who is set to appear in Halifax provincial court on Wednesday facing five counts of arson, attempted arson, mischief and possession of incendiary material.
The incidents began on Sunday, when Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency crews responded to a brush fire in the 3,800 block of MacKintosh Street.
Then on Monday, firefighters and police responded to another five calls in the same area involving brush and dumpster fires.
All the fires were extinguished, no property damage was reported and no one was injured.