July 12, 2010

Etna fire ruled arson

That was quick: Fire at officer's home ruled arson.

Fire investigators determined a blaze that destroyed an Ithaca police officer's Etna home was arson, state police said Monday....

State fire investigators, with the aid of City of Ithaca fire investigators and the State Police Forensic Identification Unit, conducted an investigation Sunday into the blaze's cause. State police are now conducting a criminal investigation with the assistance of the City of Ithaca Police Department, Tompkins County Sheriff's Department, Tompkins County District Attorney's Office and Ithaca College Public Safety.

There's now a fund to support Bangs and his family after the fire:

Bryan Bangs Relief Fund
c/o Chemung Canal Trust Company
806 West Buffalo Street
Ithaca, NY 14850

Posted by simon at July 12, 2010 1:20 PM in , ,
Note on photos