New Britain man arrested for arson

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NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (WTNH) — A New Britain man will be arraigned today, accused of setting a porch on fire that killed a dog and cat on Wilson Street.

It all started around 1:45 a.m. Sunday when a pair of Connecticut State Troopers spotted the porch fire. They flagged down a New Britain officer and the fire department was called. Police forced their way into the house to rescue the man inside. Police then spoke to the man’s girlfriend who said Daniel Bridgett, 44, had stopped by just before that fire started.

The woman told police, she saw Bridgett walk onto the porch and then leave a short time later.

Bridgett was arrested at his home for arson and reckless endangerment. He’s being held on $250,000 bond.

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