Officials Conclude Arsonist Set Conn. Vacant Mill Fire

July 27, 2006

The massive fire that destroyed part of a vacant mill complex in Windsor Locks, Conn. earlier this month was set, town officials said Monday.

First Selectman Steven Wawruck Jr. said state and local fire investigators have determined the cause was arson. The investigation is continuing.

The July 16 fire struck the old Montgomery Mills just weeks after the town made a zoning change to convert the complex to condominiums.

Despite the blaze, those plans have not been derailed because the buildings that were destroyed were slated to be torn down for parking lots, Wawruck said.

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