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Concord man indicted years after Pittsfield arsons

  • Christopher Vincent

Monitor staff
Published: 12/3/2019 12:21:04 PM

A Concord man is now accused of setting two fires in Pittsfield nearly one year apart.

Christopher Vincent, 42, was recently indicted by a Merrimack County grand jury on three felony counts of arson, two accusing him of causing damage to real estate and the third alleging damage to a structure.

Prosecutors allege Vincent set fire to town-owned property at 42 Chestnut St., by igniting newspapers in the windows of the building on Jan. 1, 2016. He faces two arson charges in connection with that incident.

Vincent is also accused of starting a fire by igniting debris next to a barn at 14 Tilton Hill Road in Pittsfield on May 20, 2017, according to indictments.

Authorities arrested Vincent this past June in connection with the blaze at 42 Chestnut St. At the time, the New Hampshire Fire Marshal’s Office said the investigation was ongoing and that additional charges could be forthcoming against Vincent.

Each of the arson charges is a Class B felony that carries a maximum sentence of seven years in state prison.

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