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Arson Arrest

On March 31, 2015, at 7:30am The Hartford Fire Department was dispatched to 22 Evergreen Avenue on the report of a fire. The damage to the apartment building was contained within apartment A7. There was one victim sent to the hospital for smoke inhalation. Other units in the multi-apartment building were occupied at the time. Hartford Police personnel responded to assist. During the investigation, a member of the Fire Marshall's office informed HPD that he believed the fire was arson related. HPD initiated an immediate criminal investigation with the assistance of HFD. Investigators learned that the renter of apartment A7 had set the fire in his apartment intentionally. Evidence was obtained, and the suspect was interviewed. The suspect was arrested and charged.

Arrested: Dennis Edwards 50, of 22 Evergreen Ave. Hartford, CT, 06105
Charge: Arson 1st degree

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