Ellington Car Fires Investigated as Arson

Officials are investigating a fire in Ellington that damaged five cars and a home Sunday morning as suspected arson. 

Firefighters were called to 12 Westview Terrace at 2:44 a.m. after a fire started in a car.

The fire then spread to four other cars that were parked next to each other in the driveway. The fire also spread to the home adjacent to the driveway, melting the siding.

"It was mostly cosmetic damage due to the heat and the proximity of the cars to the house," said Ellington Fire Chief Gary Feldman. "It melted some of the siding. No actual structural damage to the residence."

At least two of the five cars are a total loss.

There were six people inside the home at the time of the fire. No injuries have been reported.

The Connecticut State Police Fire & Explosion Investigation Unit and Major Crime are investigating.

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