Rutland Police seek help finding arsonist

Rutland Police are looking for a suspect they think may have been involved in setting two fires in the city Tuesday evening. A man described as in his early 20s, having short brown hair, being clean-shaven, wearing a long sleeve grey shirt with a red logo on the front with brown shorts was seen running from the scene of the second fire towards the fairgrounds.

The second fire, which was reported at 8:41 p.m., was set behind the old Hannafords building off South Main Street in a swampy area. The first fire was reported about an hour earlier, at 7:53 p.m., off Spruce Street, also in a swampy area. Police and the Rutland City Fire Department responded to both fires and they were extinguished before any property damage occurred.

Anyone with information involving the two fires is asked to contact police at 802-773-1820.

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