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Halifax police lay two arson charges

Police in Halifax say they have charged a 41-year-old man following two arson incidents that took place in the city Thursday morning.

Around 4 a.m. police responded to a report of a fire in the 5600 block of Spring Garden Road, where police found a planter and an advertising sign on fire.

Police say both blazes were quickly extinguished and a suspect was arrested a short time later.

Allan Robert Patrick is scheduled to appear in Halifax provincial court Thursday to face two counts of arson.

Allegations have not been proven in court. 

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