Fire breaks out at Salem pheasant farm for second time on Wednesday

Crews were called back to the Salem farm on Wednesday evening. (WFSB)

For the second time on Wednesday, emergency crews were called to a pheasant farm in Salem for a fire.

Now four separate fires at the Bordeau Pheasant Farm in Salem are under investigation by state police detectives and a reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.

The farm is located on Old Colchester Road.

The first fire happened on Aug. 24 around 1:50 p.m. The second burned around 2:50 p.m. on Tuesday. The third fire was reported around 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday.

Then, another fire was reported at about 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday

One of the structures, which was abandoned, was completely destroyed during the second fire.

"It's been crazy. I leave here in the morning and I wonder if I'm going to come home and there's going to be fire engines in front of my house and our house is on fire," said Matt Brick, whose family lives on Old Colchester Road.

Detectives from the Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit as well the Eastern District Major Crime squad responded to the scenes to investigate on Wednesday.

Connecticut State Police said they are offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for setting the fires.

Detectives said there has now been a total of six fires at the farm since May.

No people or animals have been injured in any of these fires, as the farm is vacant, although families live in two homes located on the property.

Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at 860-465-5456.

Callers can also use the confidential crime tip hotline at 860-465-5469 or text "TIP711" with the information to 274637.

All calls will be kept confidential, troopers said.

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