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One Person Arrested for Setting Multiple Fires Inside Troy’s Famous Dinosaur BBQ

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

TROY, NY - At 12:49 A.M. on September 9th, the city of Troy’s Fire Department was dispatched to Dinosaur Bar-B-Que for a reported structure fire. Engines 4, 6 and 3, along with the rescue squad, trucks 1 and 2, medic four, and the battalion chief responded to the scene.

The police department arrived on scene for a burglar alarm and had a person inside of the building and smoke coming from the building. Police made entry to the famous Troy restaurant, where they were able to remove the individual from the building and detain him. Firefighters arrived on scene within minutes, made their way inside and discovered numerous spot fires throughout the building. Firefighters quickly extinguished the spot fires and began to vent the structure.

The battalion chief arrived on scene and grabbed his fire investigation equipment, as these fires were deemed suspicious. Police transported the individual to the hospital for an evaluation while evidence technicians, the battalion chief, and firefighters made entry to the structure to document all the locations of the spot fires. Firefighters remained on scene for an extended period of time while evidence technicians processed the crime scene. No injuries were reported, and no other individuals were inside the restaurant at the time of the fires. Fire Investigators turned the scene over to police just before 2:00 A.M.

The famous barbecue restaurant in the city of Troy was not damaged badly, and staff worked extensively to get the building open at regular hours for their dedicated customers. After the individual that was detained by Troy Police was released from the hospital, Caval G. Haylett, a 45-year-old resident of Troy, was arrested under circumstances where the motive remains unclear. Mr. Haylett is facing a series of charges, including Arson (3rd Degree), Criminal Mischief (4th Degree), and Burglary (3rd Degree). Once the processing is complete, he will be arraigned in the Troy City Court.

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