**** HRP Media Release
Police charge woman with arson
Police have charged a woman in relation to an arson that occurred earlier this week in Halifax.
At approximately 8:37 a.m. on August 4, police, Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency and Emergency Health Services (EHS) responded to a fire at a residence in the 3400 block of Barrington Street in Halifax.
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 in the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have 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 by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or using the P3 Tips App.
Investigation summary for 3412 Barrington Street, Halifax
August 4, 2020
This fire involved a multi-unit dwelling.
There was one injury and no fatalities.
The ignition source was undetermined. The area of origin was determined to be a bedroom.
There were operating smoke alarms.
The cause of this fire is classified as INCENDIARY.