NYPD Arson Unit looks into 6 recent Forest Hills fires

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Police are investigating why there were at least six separate instances of Forest Hills homes being destroyed by fire over the past month. The 112th Precinct have sought out help from the NYPD’s arson unit after proclaiming the six fires to be suspicious.

The events began on October 20. Five of the six fires were on properties located between Queens Boulevard and Grand Central Parkway from 65th Avenue to 70th Road. A few of the fires spread to neighboring homes. There was a seventh fire, which was the only one to occur at an apartment building, but that fire appeared to be from an electrical problem. “These fires have caused extensive damage to the buildings,” said owner of Servpro of Forest Hills / Kew Gardens, Eddie Lopez. “My team and I are adept at repairing the damage; preventing the next fire in this area is the real topic at hand,” said the fire damage repair expert.

The mystery around this set of fire deepens. Each of the properties are owned by different people and there isn’t a connection between home repair jobs such as construction companies. Police have sent out more uniform officers to patrol the area. While they are passing out fire tips, they are also on the lookout for anyone who looks suspicious. According to CBS, police officials have a video of a man walking into a building right before a fire erupted.


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  1. November 27, 2015

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