NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) – The Massachusetts State Fire Marshal considered a fire in New Bedford to be deliberately set.
The hearth broke out about midnight on Wednesday at a vacant household on Bonney Avenue.
Hearth officers said the fire at the three-story constructing prolonged from the back again.
“The place of the composition made entry tough as it was behind two adjacent residences and at the close of a compact dead conclusion street,” the New Bedford Fireplace Department reported in a Facebook write-up.
The New Bedford Police Office, EMS, and the Providence Canteen furnished added support.
The New Bedford Fire, Law enforcement Section, and Point out Police jointly investigated the fireplace.
New Bedford Fireplace Chief Scott Kruger and the Point out Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey reported the fire was deliberately established.
Kruger explained, “There have been a number of main fires lately in our metropolis aside from this a single but there is no connection concerning them. This is the only fireplace that was intentionally set. The inappropriate disposal of using tobacco materials brought on a person. Various are nevertheless beneath investigation with the Condition Fireplace Marshal’s Place of work.”
Chief Kruger reported, “January is typically the month when we practical experience far more fires from a wide variety of brings about. As we head into the most difficult aspect of the winter, we tax our heating and electrical devices and spend more time indoors. It is additional critical than ever to make positive you have performing smoke alarms on each individual amount that are significantly less than 10-years outdated, and have a home escape approach.”
“Anyone with details about this fireplace, or any fire in the condition, is questioned to confidentially call our business at 1-800-682-9229,” stated State Fireplace Marshal Ostroskey.
No arrests have been designed.