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Multiple Fires Set in Hartford, West Hartford Overnight: PD

Police in Hartford and West Hartford are investigating a series of suspicious fires that occurred in both cities.

West Hartford crews responded to five fires overnight Tuesday between 2:15 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. Investigators said they appear to have been intentionally set.

The incidents are as follows:

  • A dumpster fire at 280 Park Road at 2:16 a.m.
  • A recycling bin fire at 566 Park Road at 2:21 a.m.
  • A garbage bag on a porch on fire at 198 Park Road at 2:25 a.m.
  • An American flag on a porch on fire at 2:28 a.m.
  • A garbage can on fire on New Britain Avenue at Hollywood at 7:42 a.m.

Hartford police also responded to eight similar incidents in their city's Parkville neighborhood. They all happened between midnight and 2 a.m.

In those cases, a string of trash cans and donation bins were set on fire, police said.

 Hartford police are investigating a string of suspicious trash can and donation bin fires within the South District of the city.

The departments are working together and believe the crimes are connected.

No injuries or major damage were reported in any of the incidents.

Anyone with information on any of these fires should contact West Hartford Police Detective Andrew Wamester at 860-570-8883, or Hartford police.

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