2 Raymond fires, one which killed three dogs, called suspicious
RAYMOND – Authorities are investigating two suspicious fires on Green Road Monday morning that destroyed a vehicle and left three dogs dead.
Police and fire personnel responded to a residence at 17 Green Road around 12:17 a.m. to investigate a fire inside a Dodge pickup truck.
The truck was found engulfed in flames in the driveway.
“It was going pretty good when we got there,” Raymond Fire Chief Kevin Pratt said.
After investigating the vehicle fire, police and firefighters were called to a different residence on Green Road around 11:35 a.m. after a house fire was reported.
Pratt said the fire inside the ranch-style home at 103 Green Road appears to have started in the kitchen.
The owners, Richard and Jane Anzalone, weren't home at the time, he said, but their two dachshunds and a black Labrador died of smoke inhalation.
First responders found smoke billowing from the rear window of the home when they arrived.
Pratt said the home sustained no serious structural damage, but smoke damage was reported throughout the building.
No one was hurt in the blaze.
According to Pratt, the Anzalones were unable to stay at the house Monday night due to the fire. It's not known when they will be able to return.
Police said both fires are considered suspicious.
The state fire marshal's office was called in to assist with both investigations.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Scott Payne at the Raymond Police Department at 895-4747 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In an unrelated incident, Pratt said firefighters responded to a residence at 13 Parker Ave. around 11:44 p.m. Saturday for a fire at a mobile home. Pratt said that fire was caused by heat tape around plumbing underneath the home. The home sustained no structural damage.