Danbury Historical Society To Hosts Talk On The 'Fire Bug'

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Western Connecticut State University Archivist Brian Stevens will be holding a talk at the Danbury Historical Society about a string of arsons in the early 1890's. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Western Connecticut State University

DANBURY, Conn. - It has become known as the “The Felonious Fire Bug of Danbury”, and the mystery arsonist of the early 1890's is still under investigation. 

The Danbury Historical Society will be playing host to Western Connecticut State University Archivist Brian Stevens for a talk about the string of arsons that struck Danbury in the three years prior to 1891.

According to a brief from the university's library, the story of the "Firebug" would have disappeared if the reports made by the famed Pinkerton National Detective Agency hadn't been kept safe for the last 122 years.

No one was ever caught and charged with the string of arsons that spread through Danbury. The talk led by Stevens will take place on Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. at the Danbury Historical Society, 43 Main St. 

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