An apartment fire that occurred in Bellows Falls on Sunday night is now being considered by authorities to be arson. According to a press release, the Bellows Falls Fire Department was called to 57 Williams Street at around 11:30 after it was reported that heavy smoke was pouring out of the third floor of an apartment building.
There were four occupied apartments in the building and the fire was found in the third floor apartment in a small room. The occupant of the third floor apartment had evacuated himself as firefighters tried to access the room.
The blaze was extinguished and was considered suspicious. Monday morning, the Vermont Department of Fire Safety Arson Investigations arrived to determine the cause and whether it was an arson.
After an investigation, it was deemed that it was indeed an arson and the building was then turned back over to the building manager. No one was injured the building suffered a little less than $10,000 worth of damage.
Multiple departments arrived on Sunday night to battle the fire, which is still under investigation.