Suspicious fires leave Gloversville community on edge
August 12, 2019 07:14 PM
GLOVERSVILLE - Residents in Gloversville are on edge after a series of suspicious fires early Sunday morning.
NewsChannel 13 found five spots where fires were set in the block between North Water Street and North Arlington Avenue in Gloversville.
The fires were set at front doors, including some apartments at the back of a building as people slept around 4 a.m. The discovery of each fire brought new worries for residents and then there was a boom and a car went up in flames.
There is fire damage to the car. There are also scorch marks and burned siding on two buildings. One upstairs apartment door went up in flames.
Residents say they can't understand why this would happen, that everyone gets along and there's been no trouble. They are especially upset to think people could have been trapped because so many doors were set on fire.
They say they are being extra vigilant now and they're thankful no one was hurt.
NewsChannel 13 reached out to police for an update, but they have not responded.
Hear one resident discuss her concerns about the suspicious fires by watching the video of Kumi Tucker's story.
This is the car that exploded into flames early Sunday, about an hour after fire crews were called for several suspicious fires at a nearby house in Gloversville. Story at 4, 5, & 6 on Channel 13. pic.twitter.com/LH4L3VxVxd— Kumi (@KumiTuckerWNYT) August 12, 2019
Updated: August 12, 2019 07:14 PM
Created: August 12, 2019 11:42 AM
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