Suspicious Fires Destroy Avon Little League Equipment

Police say at least one person was seen leaving the area.

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    Police are investigating a fire at a shed full of Avon Little League equipment at Sperry Park in Avon early Wednesday morning.

    Police and fire officials are investigating suspicious fires that destroyed a shed full of Little League equipment at Avon's Sperry Park early Wednesday morning.

    Avon police called officials from the Avon Little League around 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday to tell them that a shed on their field had been destroyed, Little League officials said.

    Police are now calling the fires suspicious and said at least one person was seen leaving the area when the flames broke out.

    Authorities believe the person traveled from Fischer Drive to Ensign Drive, BIckford Drive and ended up on Climax Road.

    Police said a resident called to report fire coming from the park around 3:15 a.m. and authorities arrived to find the shed engulfed in flames.

    The building was originally used as a snack shack, but is now mostly used for storage and contains a freezer unit, merchandise and equipment, including pitching machines. The value of the equipment is worth is unknown.

    According to police, a second fire was burning in the grass near a concession stand. The stand also sustained damage in the blaze.

    It took firefighters about 15 minutes to put out the fires because a live power line was down.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation, but the Avon Fire Marshal said there has been vandalism in the area and police are trying to determine if this is connected to the fire.

    The Avon Little League is a non-profit organization, so they need to figure out what they are going to do about replacing what was lost.

    Anyone with information about the fires should call Avon police at 860-409-4200.

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