Police say fire in Waterbury considered suspicious

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WATERBURY — Police are investigating a structure fire that broke out in Waterbury yesterday.

Authorities were notified of a structure fire on Loomis Hill Road at around 2:05 a.m.

The shed was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.

Fire suppression efforts were conducted.

The shed was unoccupied, and no injuries were reported.

As part of Waterbury Fire Chief Gary Dillon’s assessment of the fire, he contacted the Department of Public Safety Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit for assistance in determining the origin and cause of the fire.

FEIU members responded to Waterbury and conducted a scene examination.

Police say the cause of the fire is under investigation but is believed to be the result of direct human involvement and the circumstances surrounding the fire are considered suspicious.

The shed sustained extensive damage from fire, heat, and smoke.

An accurate damage estimate is not available.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Clark Lombardi at the Derby Barracks at 802-334-8881.

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