Police investigate 2 suspicious fires at same Dartmouth apartment building

Police investigate 2 suspicious fires at same Dartmouth apartment building

Police are investigating two suspicious fires in just 10 days in a common room of a Dartmouth apartment building.

The first fire was reported on March 18 at 5:37 p.m. A Halifax Regional Police news release says someone lit something on fire in the common room at Alderney Manor on Alderney Drive. The sprinkler system was activated and the fire extinguished.

On Tuesday, there was a second fire in the same common room around 12:44 p.m. Police say some residents of the building tried to put it out but couldn't and had to call the fire department.

No one was injured in either case.

Police say investigators are looking into whether the fires are related and ask anyone with information about these incidents to call police at 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).