At approximately 11:14 p.m. Officers from the Bristol Police Department responded to a structure fire at a single-family residence at 71 John Ave. to assist personnel from the Bristol Fire Department.
Shortly after police arrived, fire department personnel had the fire under control. Damage to the residence was concentrated to the front porch. No one was injured, however two adults and three children inside had to flee the residence.
The Fire Marshal requested further assistance and a State Police Detective with a K9 responded. Subsequent investigation revealed that a Petroleum-based product was present in the area of the fire.
The fire has been termed suspicious and the incident remains under investigation.