The Troy Fire Department responded to numerous suspicious fires that were allegedly set early Monday morning in the Lansingburgh section of Troy.

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The fires included vehicles, trash, garages and homes, and all happened within a period of about three and a half hours, and were included in just a 10 block radius.

The most damage was done to one house, at 705 Third Avenue. The house was vacant, but was recently purchased. The new owner was about ready to start fixing it up.

In the story from the Times Union, the Mayor of Troy, Lou Rosamilia made a statement that he wants people that live in the area to not be nervous  and to be vigilant. Hoping that those residents will help in being the eyes of the community.

These fires are being investigated, and have been labelled as suspicious and possible arson cases. The Troy Police and Fire Departments are asking for the public’s help by providing any possible information by giving them a cal at 518-270-4426, for the Troy Police Department, and 518-270-4471 for the Troy Fire Department.

In a story from News 10 ABC, a similar situation happened in the Collar City back in July, 2012. Over a six week period, firefighters battled nine suspicious fires.