MERIDEN — The fire that destroyed a vacant home on Morley Drive early Thursday morning was intentionally set, the fire marshal said.
Fire crews responded to 67 Morley Dr. around 2 a.m. after a neighbor reported seeing a fire in the woods. Fire Marshal Steve Trella said the home itself is set back about 150 feet from the road.
Crews arriving at the scene found fire coming through the roof, Trella said. Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze. The home was vacant, Trella said. No injuries were reported.
Tuesday afternoon Trella said the fire was intentionally set and is being investigated by local and state authorities. Trella said the fire on Morley Drive and one on Atkins Street Extension on Tuesday night, also intentionally set, are not connected.
“There is absolutely no connection between the two fires,” Trella said.
City records list Milton Smith as the owner of the property. Trella said a neighbor told him the home has been vacant for about a year.