3 suspected arson fires investigated in Cottonwood

COTTONWOOD, AZ - Police in Cottonwood, along with the FBI and ATF are investigating three fires that they suspect were set intentionally.

Police spokesman Sgt. Cody Savage says officers found a handful of Molotov cocktail devices around a gas station where a small fire was reported Monday morning. Savage says the devices also were found at a local bank.

Authorities said neither building sustained serious damage.

Cottonwood Fire Marshal Rick Contreras said another report of a possible fire came after black smoke was seen coming out of three damaged windows at the city's human resources building.

Contreras said the fire caused damage around the broken window and heavy smoke damage throughout the building.

Officials said no one was injured. Investigators say so far, there are no suspects.


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