Firefighters: Newtown house fire likely case of arson

Firefighters say a massive raging fire that gutted a vacant mansion in Newtown was most likely arson. The Stony Hill Fire Department tweeted pictures of

The Stony Hill Fire Department tweeted pictures of the scene on Castle Hill Road on Wednesday.

The Stony Hill Fire Department tweeted pictures of the scene on Castle Hill Road on Wednesday. (5/26/16)

NEWTOWN - Firefighters say a massive raging fire that gutted a vacant mansion in Newtown was most likely arson.

The Stony Hill Fire Department tweeted pictures of the scene on Castle Hill Road yesterday.

The 12,000-square foot house dates back to 1908 and had been appraised at more than $1.5 million.

Firefighters say the home had been boarded up for some time, and there was no electricity.

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