Norwich Police

Norwich Police Investigate Arson on South Second Avenue

Norwich police are investigating a fire at a building on South Second Avenue earlier this month as arson.

On July 3 around 5:25 a.m., fire crews responded to 3-7 South Second Avenue for a reported fire. When crews arrived they found heavy fire within the commercial structure, which also contained two apartments.

All the residents escaped unharmed and no injuries were reported.

Fire investigators have determined the fire was incendiary.

Police said they are looking into whether there is any connection to another arson case at an apartment building on Third Street Monday morning, but as of this writing no clear connection had been established.

Anyone with information on this fire is asked to contact the Norwich Police Department Fire Investigation Team at 860-886-5561 ext. 6, the Norwich Police Department’s Anonymous Tip Line at 860-886-5561 ext. 4, or the Connecticut Arson Hot Line at 800-84ARSON/800-842-7766.

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