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Police: Connecticut man confesses to setting fires in Town of Southeast; faces five counts of arson

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office says on Nov. 27, deputies were called to Old Milltown Road informed by firefighters that several similar fires occurred in the area.

News 12 Staff

Dec 14, 2022, 11:06 AM

Updated 557 days ago

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A man from Connecticut is facing five counts of arson after confessing to setting multiple fires in the Town of Southeast.
The Putnam County Sheriff's Office says on Nov. 27, deputies were called to Old Milltown Road informed by firefighters that several similar fires occurred in the area. They determined through their investigation that an accelerant was used at some of the fires.
Investigators then began surveillance of the area. On Dec. 6, they located a suspect on Old Milltown Road.
Authorities say Danbury resident Frederick Delfay, 71, confessed to setting the fires and is now facing five counts of arson.


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