Four Newport fires lead to criminal probe
All four fires were less than a mile from each other and started over a three-hour time span.
Fifteen minutes later, a structure fire was reported at 82 Maple St.
At 2:27 a.m., firefighters responded to another structure fire at 11 Central St., and at 4:30 a.m., firefighters were called to a structure fire at 24 Sullivan St.Newport police, fire and EMS departments responded to all four fires, with mutual aid from Croydon, Claremont, Goshen, Sunapee and New London fire departments.
"All fire scenes remain under investigation at this time," Newport Police Chief Jim Burroughs said in a news release. "At this time there is no further information available."