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May 31. 2014 5:44PM

Early morning fires in Newport deemed suspicious

NEWPORT - Fighters responded to four different suspicious fires early Saturday morning.

All four fires took place within less than a mile from each other and occurred over an approximately three hour span.

The first fire was a dumpster fire at 6 Laurel St. reported at 1:20 a.m.

Then at 1:35 a.m. an external structure fire was reported at 82 Maple Street.

At 2:27 a.m. a report of another external structure fire came in this time at 11 Central Street. Then at 4:30 a.m. a structure fire at 24 Sullivan St. was reported.

Newport police, fire and EMS departments responded to all four fires with mutual aid from the Croydon, Claremont, Goshen, Sunapee and New London fire departments.

“All fire scenes remain under investigation at this time. Assisting the Newport Police in the investigation is the NH State Fire Marshal's Office and the Sullivan County Attorney's Office. At this time there is no further information available,” said a press release from Newport Police Chief Jim Burroughs Saturday morning.

Burroughs did not return phone message Saturday.

When the town fire department was contact, a firefighter said the press release was the only information being released at this time.

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