Area Fires Still Under Investigation

Madison — July 7, 2011 —  The past nine days have been the longest stretch between suspicious fires that have plagued the Mount Washington Valley since May. In the last set of suspicious fires, on June 27, a home Glines Hill Road in Eaton and a home on Watson Hill Road in Freedom were torched.

There have been no suspicious fires from June 28 to July 6, according to State Fire Marshal’s Office investigator Tom Riley. The previous stretch was seven days. The fires are still under investigation.

“We’re plugging along,” said Riley.

Madison Police Chief James Mullen said there have been about 14 suspicious fires in the area since mid-May. Those other incidents include several fires in the Ossipee Pine Barrens, a small building fire at Purity Springs Resort, and fires that destroyed two barns on a Mooney Hill Road property.

A fire on Leavitt Road in Ossipee on June 28 has been ruled accidental.

Area Fires Still Under Investigation