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Four youths arrested in connection with Norwich fire

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Norwich police arrested an 11-year-old boy for his role in a two-alarm fire at a home in Norwich on June 5.

Firefighters called to a house fire on Boswell Avenue around 5:15 p.m. Upon arrival, firefighters saw intense flames coming from the back of the house, officials said.

The fire caused major damage to the unoccupied home before it was knocked down.

One Norwich firefighter suffered non-life-threatening injuries while fighting the flames where it was first reported that an occupant was trapped inside. However, a search determined no one was in the home.

The fire marshal along with police determined that the "fire was incendiary in nature."

On July 2, an unidentified boy was arrested and charged with first-degree arson, third-degree burglary and first-degree criminal mischief. His name is not being released because of his age.

During the investigation, police learned that three other boys, between the ages of 11 and 12, entered the home before the fire and caused damage All three, whose names are not being released, were arrested and charged with third-degree burglary and first-degree criminal mischief. All the teenagers will be arraigned at juvenile court in Waterford.

No more arrests are expected in the case, police said.

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