Rockville Man Accused of Setting Porch Fire

A 23-year-old Rockville man is accused of setting a porch fire at a Vernon home the night of April 8.

Joshua Lewis, of Hammond Street, has been arrested in connection with the blaze, which caused minor damage to a home at 52 Hammond Street in Vernon. Authorities arrived to find a comforter burning on the porch and said people were inside the home at the time.

The fire was deemed suspicious and Lewis was identified as a suspect.

He was charged with first-degree arson, third-degree criminal mischief and first-degree reckless endangerment.

Lewis was held on a $100,000 bond and was due in court today.

Authorities are continuing to investigate. Anyone with information is urged to contact Vernon police at 860-872-9126.

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