Intentionally-set brush fires being investigated - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Intentionally-set brush fires being investigated


Fire and police officials from several Connecticut communities are looking for information on the person or people responsible for setting dozens of brush fires.

Officials from Derby, Milford, Monroe, Orange, Oxford, Shelton and Stratford, along with the Connecticut State Police Fire & Explosion Investigation Unit have been investigating the fires since the first was reported last October.

Since then, officials said, fires have been occurring in several locations simultaneously. The fires have been set along the road in the communities, including roads leading from Route 1 to Route 34 in Orange, and along Route 43 in Orange to Oxford and Route 110 from Shelton to Monroe.

Officials said several fires have also been reported in the area of Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford.

Anyone with information about who is responsible for setting the fires is asked to call the Connecticut Arson Tip Line at 1-800-842-7766.

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