Police Suspect Fire In Southbury Was Set Intentionally
A suspicious fire broke out Tuesday evening on the grounds of the Southbury Trainning School and police now believe it may have been set intentionally.
Firefighters in the Southbury area got the call shortly before 6 pm Tuesday evening that one of the abandoned homes at the Southbury Training School was on fire. When firefighters arrived on the scene, they found the home on Village Road, once used to house staff of the training school, engulfed in flames.
State firefighters along with fire companies from Southbury, Sandy Hook and Oxford were able to bring the blaze under control within 20 minutes. Troop A Troopers and the CT State Police FEIU (Fire and Explosive Investigative Unit) responded to the scene as well.
According to a press release issued Wednesday by Connecticut State Police, the fire was deemed to be intentionally set and Troop A along with their Fire Marshal’s unit are investigating the case as arson and are looking for anyone that may have any information on the suspicious fire.
The Connecticut arson tip award program is offering a $2,500 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of someone found guilty of starting this fire. State Police are asking anyone who may have any information to call the Connecticut Arson Hotline at 1-800-84-ARSON. All calls will be kept highly confidential.
Here's a gallery of photos of the fire courtesy of the Quaker Farms Fire Company and Bernie Meehan: