Fire that destroyed Glassboro, NJ home was case of arson, officials say

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Officials: Fire that destroyed Glassboro home was arson
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Officials: Fire that destroyed Glassboro home was arson. Vernon Odom reports duing Action News at 6 p.m. on May 16, 2017.

GLASSBORO, N.J. (WPVI) -- Authorities say an early morning fire that destroyed a home in Glassboro, New Jersey was a case of arson.

The flames broke out around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of Hamilton Road.

Video taken by Action News viewer Jeffrey Jennett at the scene showed heavy flames consuming the residence.

The fire spread from the home to several parked cars before firefighters got the upper hand.

No injuries were reported.

The Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office said investigators have determined the fire was deliberately set.

Several small brush fires were reported in over several blocks in the same area.

Investigators are working to determine who set the fires and why.


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