Fire that Damaged Norwich Home Was Arson: Investigators

Investigators say a fire that ripped through a home in Norwich on Sunday morning was intentionally set.

A total of eight people were displaced by the fire that broke out around 9:10 a.m. in a multi-family home on Prospect Street.

Fire officials said the fire started on the back porch of the home where eight people, including four minors, lived.

Heavy fire could be seen coming out of the first and second floor as firefighters worked to extinguish the flames shortly after 9:20 a.m.

The home is not inhabitable and the two families who live there must relocate. The Red Cross is helping those families. 

Anyone with information on the fire is asked to call the Norwich Police Detective Division at 860-886-5561 Ext. 7 or Norwich Deputy Fire Marshal Mark Gilot at 860-887-2780.

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