Police are investigating a suspicious fire in North Preston.

Halifax RCMP say fire fighters responded to a blaze on Beals Crescent on Tuesday around 10:40 p.m.

Police say the house was vacant, and the doors and windows were boarded up with no electricity inside. The lower back door also appeared to be forced open, with fire investigators later deeming the blaze as suspicious.

RCMP spokesman Cpl. Joe Taplin said yesterday they don’t believe the fire was connected to a shooting in the community on Monday night.

Around 11 p.m. on Monday, a home on Cain Street in North Preston was hit by bullets. There have been no arrests in the incident.