Arrest made in connection to beach fires

STRATFORD - A person of interest in the Stratford beach cottage fires has been arrested.Police say 23-year-old Kevin Stuart, of Trumbull, was arrested for a 'bizarre' incident that allegedly took place before the fires started Sunday at Long Beach West.Investigators say Stuart climbed a radio tower across from the water before a cottage went up in flames. Police say he was smoking marijuana in the cottage and a witness says Stuart was climbing the tower with a beer bottle. Authorities say a nature photographer caught Stuart's alleged tower climbing on tape. They also say any tape would be considered evidence if it existed and could not be released. Mayor wants Long Beach cottages demolished pppp

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