Two Men Arrested In Connection With Middleport Apartment Fire

By
Cheri Russo

Dateline
Updated Thu, Sep 8, 2011 9:14 am

Two Middleport men are behind bars in connection with an apartment building fire.

A State Fire Marshal's Office Spokesman says Calvin Freeman, 29, of Middleport and David Eakins, 34, also of Middleport, have been charged with one count each of aggravated arson to an occupied structure.

Additional charges may be filed later.

The fire happened early yesterday morning and started in the garbage room of the apartment building.

The building had six units and four of those units were occupied at the time of the fire.

All the occupants were evacuated and no one was hurt.

The building suffered moderate damage.

Investigators say the two were arrested after witness interviews and an examination of the fire scene.

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