HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – Police are investigating a possible arson after a Molotov cocktail was found inside a smoke shop in Hartford, according to police.
The fire department said they responded to a structure fire around 1:20 a.m. at the Beloved Smoke Shop on Franklin Avenue. While investigating, officials determined that the fire was intentionally set and that a Molotov cocktail was thrown into the business.
Officials said the fire was quickly knocked down and placed under control. There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters reported at this time.
Officials said this fire is being investigated as arson by the Fire Marshal’s office and Hartford Police
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