Arson suspected in several recent Norwich fires

New London

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) – Police and fire investigators say a string of fires in Norwich recently appear to be arson and are looking for the person or people responsible.

The latest blaze occurred Monday night at the former YMCA building on Main Street. That came a day after a fire vacant mill building on Franklin Street. Fire officials say both buildings are vacant and had no power, making the blazes suspicious.

The department also is looking at a mattress fire on East Main Street in the same general area.Related: Series of fires in Norwich under investigation

No injuries were reported in any of the fires.

A fire at a co-work space on Franklin Street, however, has been determined to be accidental.

City Manager John Salomone says officials are asking owners of vacant buildings to secure their properties.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Positive COVID-19 cases reported at Wilson Elementary and Wilby HS in Waterbury and Jack Jackter Intermediate in Colchester

News /

2020 Mystic Irish Parade canceled

News /

Mystic Aquarium cancels Ocean Commotion Gala, offers Mystery Box drawing online

News /

Rhode Island couple gets engaged at Mystic Aquarium with a little help from dive team

News /

WEB EXTRA: Mystic Aquarium helps Rhode Island couple with underwater proposal

News /

Memorial park for Norwich artist, whose life ended in mystery, added to CT Freedom Trail

News /
More New London

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss