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Richmond District RCMP has charged a 34-year-old woman after an arson in West Arichat on July 8.
At approximately 7:45 p.m. yesterday evening, police received a complaint of a fire at a home on Highway 206 in West Arichat. Police responded and learned that home had been set on fire deliberately, while two people were still inside the home. The two people in the home had managed to escape and no injuries were sustained. The home was a total loss and burned to the ground.
Police arrested a 34-year-old woman a short time later in Louisdale. She was arrested without incident and held in custody overnight.
Santana Maria Leblanc, 34, of West Arichat, has been charged with Arson – Disregard for Human Life and will be appearing in Port Hawkesbury Provincial court at 9:30 a.m. today.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Richmond District RCMP at 902-226-2533. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS, submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.