Police investigate arson on Merrimack Street

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Aftermath of arson at 338 Merrimack Street on Sept. 2.
Aftermath of arson at 338 Merrimack Street on Sept. 2.

Fire officials have turned over an investigation to Manchester Police that damaged the exterior of a three-story multi-family home, calling it arson.

At about 1:10 a.m. on Sept. 2 Manchester Police Department and Manchester Fire Department responded to the rear of 338 Merrimack St., a for a reported building fire.

According to fire officials, a trash receptacle outside the building appears to have been deliberately set on fire. It was melted down to the ground, and a second trash can was also half-melted.

The flames from the blaze spread up the exterior walls of the Merrimack Street building, and were contained by fire crews before spreading into the interior of the building.

The exterior of a nearby building was also damaged by the heat from the flames.

There were no injuries reported.

Anyone with information about this fire is asked to contact Det. Peter Kucharski of the Manchester Police Department at 603-792-5522.[Best_Wordpress_Gallery gallery_type=”thumbnails” theme_id=”1″ gallery_id=”4″ sort_by=”order” order_by=”asc” show_search_box=”1″ search_box_width=”180″ image_column_number=”4″ images_per_page=”50″ image_title=”show” image_enable_page=”1″ thumb_width=”180″ thumb_height=”90″ thumb_click_action=”undefined” thumb_link_target=”undefined” popup_fullscreen=”0″ popup_autoplay=”0″ popup_width=”800″ popup_height=”500″ popup_effect=”fade” popup_interval=”5″ popup_enable_filmstrip=”1″ popup_filmstrip_height=”50″ popup_enable_ctrl_btn=”1″ popup_enable_fullscreen=”1″ popup_enable_info=”1″ popup_info_always_show=”0″ popup_enable_rate=”0″ popup_enable_comment=”1″ popup_hit_counter=”0″ popup_enable_facebook=”1″ popup_enable_twitter=”1″ popup_enable_google=”1″ popup_enable_pinterest=”0″ popup_enable_tumblr=”0″ watermark_type=”none” watermark_link=”http://web-dorado.com”]

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