TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Firefighters spent hours battling a stubborn fire in Troy early Wednesday morning, a fire the Troy Police Department is now saying was arson.
Arson has become a common crime in the area that’s plagued by vacant properties. Jeffrey Gordon lives in the neighborhood.
“We certainly hope that this isn’t the beginning of a long summer for the fire department,” he said.
Gordon said the vacant buildings are easy targets for arsonists.
“It’s the surrounding community that suffers and that is put in jeopardy,” he said.
Meyers said she believes the fire was set.