- Associated Press - Monday, May 9, 2016

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities are investigating a fire that was apparently deliberately set inside The Daily Gazette’s building in Schenectady.

City fire officials say three small fires were set in the newspaper’s mail and press rooms around 6 a.m. Sunday, after that day’s editions had been printed. Fire crews had the blazes under control in about 20 minutes.

Publisher John DeAugustine said the fires caused damage to electrical panels in the press room, but it didn’t prevent Monday’s editions from being printed and delivered.

A district manager was the only employee in the building when the fires started. He wasn’t injured.

The fire has been deemed suspicious by investigators.



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