Halifax Regional Police said Thursday they have closed their case on what they call an arson sparked when flames and smoke devastated the Spryfield region last spring.
The house at 36 Aarons Way in Fergusons Cove received “extensive damage on the interior of the residence, but the surrounding forest fire did not reach the house,” HRP spokesman Const. Brian Palmeter said of the suspicious blaze back in May.
The house wasn’t destroyed, although eight did burn down during the forest fire that lasted several days.
“As a result of our investigation, officers were unable to determine who started the fire and closed the file without charges,” a police release said Thursday “The incident is now considered a civil matter.”
Police were called in a day after the forest fire began when fire officials determined the blaze in the home was suspicious. Police say the arson is believed to have occurred during the evacuation process of the forest fire.