HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia Natural Resources Department says an unextinguished campfire caused a wildfire that destroyed eight homes and forced the evacuation of many others outside Halifax in the spring.
The department says it has completed its investigation into the April fire in the Spryfield area and no charges are pending.
It says the fire began April 29 in a campfire pit that flared up near Roaches Pond and was pushed by strong winds.
Evidence was also uncovered of two deliberately set fires the next night near J.L. Ilsley High School in Spryfield.
There have been no arrests.
Natural Resources says anyone with information about the arsons should call the department or Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency Service.