MILFORD, CT (WFSB) -- DEEP announced the fires in storage containers at Silver Sands State park were set intentionally, according to DEEP spokesperson, Lee Sawyer.

The fires were being treated as suspicious after investigators found evidence of vandalism at the scene, according to Sawyer.

At approximately 7:20 a.m. Sunday, police responded to a report of fires in the containers and quickly extinguished them. State police, fire and the Explosion Investigating Unit is on the scene to investigate, according to Sawyer.

The storage containers that caught fire were free standing and about 40 feet in length.

At this time, there is no information concerning a connection between Sunday morning’s incident and last Tuesday’s fire at the park that destroyed three buildings.

Last week’s fire is still being investigated as well. The park is still open to the public, but visitors are told to pay attention to signs that show parts that are closed to the public.

Captain Keith Williams with Connecticut Environmental Conservation Police said the fires do not have an impact on wildlife in the area.

Anyone with any information that may help in the investigation is asked to call the Connecticut Arson Hotline at 1-800-84-ARSON. There is a $2,500 reward.

This investigation is ongoing. Stay with Channel 3.

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