4 arsons in past month in Forest Hills, Queens, under investigation

FOREST HILLS, N.Y. (WABC) -- Some of the seven suspicious fires since late October in one Queens neighborhood are connected and were intentionally set, officials say.

Fire marshals have determined that four are related arsons.

On Friday, they released video of a man wanted in connection with the fires. Investigators said while they do not have a suspect, they would like to talk to him regarding the fires.

The four fires were on Nov. 8 on 112th Street, Nov. 15 on 69th Road, Nov. 17 on 66th Avenue and Wednesday night, Nov. 25 on 67th Drive.

"We still haven't found the person responsible for this. But the police department and the fire department are actively looking into it. We hope soon we will have more information but we do not have a suspect," said Dan Nigro, FDNY commissioner, said this week.

All the fires occurred at construction sites.

According to the New York City Police Department, the suspect enters the sites, and ignites flammable combustibles before fleeing on foot.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call (800) 577-TIPS (8477).
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