Arrest made in connection to Second Street fire

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Edgardo Pacheco. Image/MPD

MANCHESTER, N.H. – An arrest has been made in connection to a fire on Second Street earlier this week that displaced three people.

Manchester Police have charged 34-year-old Edgardo Pacheco with alleged arson, a felony offense.

Based on a joint investigation between the Manchester Fire Department Deputy Fire Marshall and Manchester Police Department’s Arson Investigator, Pacheco was believed to have intentionally set the fire inside a first-floor apartment within the building.

An arraignment date has yet to be determined.

Anyone accused of a crime is innocent unless proven guilty by a court of law.



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Born and raised in the Granite State, Andrew Sylvia has written approximately 10,000 pieces over his career for outlets across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. On top of that, he's a licensed notary and licensed to sell property, casualty and life insurance, he's been a USSF trained youth soccer and futsal referee for the past six years and he can name over 60 national flags in under 60 seconds according to that flag game app he has on his phone, which makes sense because he also has a bachelor's degree in geography (like Michael Jordan). He can also type over 100 words a minute on a good day.