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West Hartford Police Charge Local Man in Connection with Kane Street Fire

American Red Cross representatives responded to 100 Kane St. after a fire displaced residents, and are helping to determine their needs. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

West Hartford Police have charged a resident of 100 Kane St. in connection with Tuesday morning’s fire at the condominium complex.

Daigin Mosby. Courtesy of West Hartford Police

By Ronni Newton

Following an investigation, a resident of 100 Kane St. in West Hartford is facing several serious charges in connection with a fire that displaced the residents of a 40-unit apartment-style condominium building early Tuesday morning.

West Hartford Police said that Daigin Mosby, 38, of 100 Kane St., Apt. C7, has been charged with first-degree arson and first-degree reckless endangerment.

Police said Mosby was arrested Tuesday night at 8 p.m. following release from the hospital, and is being held on $500,000 bond.

Court records indicate that Mosby has previously been convicted on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence.

Fire and police officials have been investigating the cause of the fire, which started in a unit on the third (C) floor of 100 Kane St. The fire was reported through a call to the West Hartford Emergency Dispatch Center received at 2:47 a.m.

Police said a search warrant was executed but did not specify what item(s) may have been seized in connection with the service of the search warrant.

FOX61 reported that sources told them that a police executed a search warrant for a third-floor unit after showing interest in a gas can sitting on the sidewalk. According to FOX61, a resident told them that a man used the gas can to set the fire.

There were no injuries, but residents of all 40 units in the four-story building were initially displaced, some due to a power outage in the building caused by a broken breaker.

Residents of the undamaged portion of the building were able to return home as of 8 p.m. Tuesday, but as many as 12 units will be uninhabitable for an extended period of time due to extensive damage from fire, water, and smoke.

The Red Cross set up an emergency shelter at the Elmwood Community Center for displaced residents.

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