Farmington Fire Department investigating blazes

The Daily Times staff

FARMINGTON — Farmington Fire Department is investigating two structure fires that occurred Sunday morning and this morning.

The fires occurred in sheds, according to Deputy Chief David Burke and the fire investigator is looking into the possibility of arson in both cases.

He said at approximately 8:25 a.m. Sunday, firefighters responded to a shed on fire on the 2400 block of North Hutton Avenue.

Burke said the shed was located behind an abandoned residence and the fire investigator is still investigating what sparked the blaze.

Shortly before 4:25 a.m. today  firefighters responded to another shed fire located on the 700 block of Poplar Street in south Farmington.

Burke said the shed was located near an occupied residence and police evacuated the people living there. The fire did not jump to the house, Burke said.

In 2013, several Poplar Street properties were destroyed in fires linked to arson. There was also a trailer fire in 2014 on Poplar Street.

Burke said the investigation continues into the cause of this morning's fire.