Two arson cases under investigation


The police and fire departments are investigating two cases of arson that happened Thursday night.

At about 10:55 p.m., a brush fire was reported in an area adjacent to the F.E. Everett Turnpike, between Pine Hill Road and the railroad overpass.

It appeared a glass bottle containing some type of accelerant had been thrown onto the roadway, according to police.

Three bottles containing accelerant and cloth wicks were also found a short distance away.

At about the same time, police received a report of a Molotov cocktail burning in the driveway at the Cannongate condominium complex.

The fire burned itself out and there was no damage to any of the units.

Detectives canvassed the areas for evidence, and the fire inspector collected and processed the evidence.

Police said they do not have any suspects.

This type of arson is considered a Class B felony, punishable by up to seven years in prison.

Anyone who witnessed suspicious behavior in these areas or who has information may contact the Nashua Police Department at 594-3500.