Halifax Regional Police are investigating an arson in Dartmouth.

Police say they responded to a call in the 100 block of Pinecrest Drive in the early morning hours on Friday after a fire was set in the hallway of the building.

A resident, police say, woke up and smelled smoke. When she opened her apartment door, she saw a small fire. From there, she went to a neighbour’s home and called 911.

Police say firefighters were called to the scene and put out the blaze, which they deemed suspicious. There was minimal damage, but police say there was a lot of smoke in the hallway which had to be ventilated.

Anyone with information on the fire is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.