NEW BEDFORD — A man has been arrested in connection to one of two fires in New Bedford in the past three days, according to a statement from the city's fire department.

The first fire started on Saturday night.

Fire crews responded just after 11 p.m. to a three-family home at 113 Reynolds St. and were able to confine the flames to one second-floor bedroom.

No injuries were reported among either residents or firefighters.

The fire was found to be intentionally set, according to the statement.

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A male suspect has been arrested by state police in connection to the incident.


The second fire took place early Tuesday, the department stated.


At around 3:44 a.m., fire crews responded to a motor vehicle fire near 35-39 Glennon St. in the city's North End that saw two vehicles destroyed.

The blaze also damaged two other vehicles across the street, as well as the exterior of the building located at 35 Glennon St.

Four ABC trash/recycling wheelie bins were also destroyed, the fire department stated.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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