Stratford house fire deemed arson

A house fire that lit up a Stratford neighborhood over the weekend has now been deemed a case of arson by fire officials.Detectives say they

STRATFORD - A house fire that lit up a Stratford neighborhood over the weekend has now been deemed a case of arson by fire officials.

Detectives say they originally believed the fire on Light Street was caused by a natural gas explosion, but now they say a dog from the state fire marshal's office found accelerants, possibly gasoline, poured all over the house.

Firefighters say the house is a total loss and investigators say they're looking into the homeowners as persons of interest.

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