Hartford detectives make arrest in Saturday night arson

Photo: Twitter/Brian J. Foley

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)–Hartford detectives have arrested 36 year-old Angel Ares for arson on Brook Street, according to Deputy Chief Brian J. Foley.

Foley tweeted out the following on Saturday afternoon:


Firefighters were working to put out a major fire at a house on Brook Street on Saturday afternoon. You can see smoke and flames in the video posted in the tweet.

angel ares hartford arson Hartford detectives make arrest in Saturday night arson
Angel Ares (Photo: Hartford police)

Deputy Police Chief Foley states that one resident sustained smoke inhalation and was transported to Saint Francis Hospital for treatment.

According to Hartford Deputy Fire Chief Raul Ortiz, 3 families were also displaced as a result of the fire. CT Transit and Red Cross arrived on scene and provided support for 8 to 10 displaced building residents.

Officials say Ares was a resident of the three family structure.

Ares is charged with First Degree Arson, First Degree Criminal Mischief, 8 counts of Reckless Endangerment and 4 counts of Risk of Injury.

This story will be updated with additional information as soon as it becomes available.

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