Looking At Arson In The Light Of Day

Two buildings on Old Colchester Road torched in as many days. Not connected, authorities say, but nonetheless concerning.


Montville Fire Marshal Raymond Occhialini is a very forthcoming guy; he tells it like it is. And he says the two structure fires set in as many days just down the road from each other are not connected and are, as he put it, property specific. One, Creative Care Daycare at 1127 Old Colchester Road was set ablaze and that site has been in foreclosure. The second,

And while it may be coincidence that the fires were each reported at about 5:40 p.m. -- one on Monday and the other Wednesday -- and happen to be in hiking distance of each other, some have expressed concern, especially on Montville Patch’s Facebook page.

We defer to the experts -- Occhialini and the state fire marshal as well as detectives from the state police Eastern District Major Case Squad are investigating both fires. We’ll wait for their determination, and hopefully, charges and arrests. 


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