Fire at Vacant House in Bethany Result of Arson: Officials

Bethany Volunteer Fire Department

Fire officials determined that a fire at a vacant home in Bethany was the result of arson. 

Crews responded to the house at 229 Bear Hill Road at 4 a.m. on Saturday, Bethany Volunteer Fire Department said on Monday. 

Responding firefighters said they observed heavy fire coming from the front door and roof of the house. 

A subsequent investigation by the Connecticut State Police Fire and Explosions unit ruled the fire arson and they are looking for witnesses to come forward, officials said. 

The investigation remains open and active. 

Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Bethany fire marshal’s office at (203) 393-2100 ext. 119 or call the arson hotline directly at (800) 842-7766.

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