Series of fires in Norwich under investigation

NORWICH, Conn. (WTNH)  –  Three recent fires in Norwich have been determined to be incendiary in nature but at this point they have not been ruled arsons according to the city’s fire chief.

The most recent fire was around 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Old YMCA building. A Police Officer noticed smoke coming from the rear of the building. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire. Other fires occurred at the Franklin Mill and a mattress that was up against a shed on East Main Street last week.

According to the Chief a task force that included Norwich Police and the Fire Marshall will determine if these fires are arson but says it’s early in the investigation. They are also looking at buildings that are not boarded up and working with the public works department to deal with such buildings and arson signs will be posted around the city to make residents aware.

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