NEW LONDON, CT (WFSB) - A man sought in connection with a New London house fire is said to be the father of a dog attack victim.
The fire on Rosemary Street is being investigated as arson, according to New London police chief Peter Reichard.
Police said they are looking for 32-year-old Timothy Settles as a person of interest.
Settles is the father of a 1-month-old infant who was killed in a dog attack in Norwich Monday night.
He was not at the Norwich home during the dog attack.
“We don’t have probable cause for arrest yet, but we want his name out there so people who know who he is and have him turn himself in so we could question him related to the fire," Reichard said.
Officials held a news conference about the fire late Tuesday morning:
"At 4 a.m., we got a call for a structure fire and when they arrived there was heavy fire near the first floor porch area and they went in and got the tenants out," said Chief Thomas Curcio, New London Fire Department.
It was extinguished by the time a Channel 3 crew arrived around 5:30 a.m.
Four people were inside the house at the time.
The New London Fire Department said a woman was taken to the hospital. She is expected to be ok.
Extensive burn damage could be seen on the outside of the home. The windows on the first, second, and third floors were shattered.
Along with firefighters from New London, crews from Groton also responded.
There was a large police presence also spotted around the scene.
Settles was described as a man who stands about 6' tall and weighs about 240 pounds. He was said to be unshaven and may be driving a BMW with New York plates.
Anyone with information is asked to contact New London police at 860-447-5269 extension 0.
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