Arsonist concerns after 5 New Haven fires

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — State police are trying to figure out who started five fires Thursday morning in New Haven. There are concerns from the community that there may be a serial arsonist at work.

It was quiet Friday morning on Crown Street, but that wasn’t the case Thursday morning. Several Yale students were forced out because of the fires.

Nine Yale students who live in a fraternity house on Crown Street are on edge.

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All five fires were set within hours of each other. Three homes along Crown Street were set on fire around 3:00 a.m. Thursday. The fourth fire happened on Osborn Avenue, and a fifth fire erupted at a home on Pendleton Street around 6:00 a.m. Firefighters quickly put out the flames before the fires spread to the interior of the homes.

If you have any information that could help New Haven firefighters in their investigation you’re asked to call them at 203-946-6243.

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