At 1:34 p.m. on October 6, Windsor RCMP responded to a house fire on Avon St. in Windsor. Three occupants were in the residence when the fire started but managed to get out and 911 was called. No one was injured.
The Windsor Fire Department and the Brooklyn Volunteer Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire.
Windsor RCMP reported to the scene and the investigation determined that the fire was started by one of the three occupants who escaped the fire, a 56-year-old man from Windsor was arrested without incident. He faces the charge of Arson with Disregard for Human Life and is scheduled to appear in Windsor Provincial Court on November 27 at 10 a.m.
Windsor Fire Department deputy chief Jamie Juteau said the blaze was "very textbook,' with no major challenges to speak of.
“Everybody was very cooperative," Juteau said. "We had traffic under control quickly with the assistance of the RCMP and our mutual aid partners were a big asset.”
Anyone with information on the arson is asked to contact Windsor RCMP at 902-798-2207. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.
The investigation is ongoing.
- With notes from Carole Morris-Underhill