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One Arrest and Four Injuries In Old Saybrook Fire

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A house badly damaged by fire on Beaver Dam Trail in Old Saybrook. Image courtesy of Town of Old Saybrook.

A house badly damaged by fire on Beaver Dam Trail in Old Saybrook. Image courtesy of Town of Old Saybrook.

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Old Saybrook Police  have made an arrest in what they are calling a suspicious fire and  criminal incident.Police were called to 19 Beaver Dam Trail about 5:15 Friday morning  and found a woman calling for help  on the second floor.Once inside officers discovered the fire and called   th Old Saybrook Fire Department.Other area departments also were  alerted and responded.

The owners of the home  , Glenn and Susan Alburtus were  taken to the hospital.She was flown to Yale New Haven Hospital.The  60 year old Glenn Alburtus has been arrested and charged with Threatening in the Second Degree,Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree,Unlawful Restraint in the First Degree and  Disorderly Conduct. he is under police guard at Bridgeport Hospital.

A firefighter and a  police officer were injured. Both were treated at a hospital and released.

The investigation is ongoing and police anticipate additional charges.

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