A fire that destroyed a vacant building in Middletown overnight may have been intentionally set, according to fire officials.
Firefighters were called to a home on Glover Place just before 1:30 a.m. Sunday. When firefighters arrived on scene the entire front porch was up in flames and the fire then spread through the roof.
Fire officials said the fire appears to have started in the right side of the building and the city’s fire chief is calling the blaze suspicious.
"We've got a request in to the state fire marshal to come in with a dog to check for accelerants. Right now it appears to be suspicious but we're going to work through this one," said Middletown Fire Chief Robert Kronenberger.
The heat from the fire damaged the siding on the home next door, and the neighbors inside were evacuated. No one was hurt.
Electricity was cut off to the entire street while crews were working to put out this fire, which took a couple of hours to get under control. Eversource was called in to isolate the outage and restore power to the rest of the neighborhood.
The Fire Marshal is investigating the case.
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