MILTON — Police in Milton were busy this weekend with two investigations: an arson and an unrelated robbery.
The incidents have police asking people to be on alert for anything suspicious in their neighborhoods.
The former Elks building on Front Street in Milton was targeted by an arsonist late Friday night. Police said someone set a fire that could have put people’s lives at risk.
“Someone had gone in and intentionally set a fire inside. It’s no longer an Elks Lodge, it’s an apartment building,” said Corporal Dan Embeck of Milton Police.
Drew Bingaman was in one of those upstairs apartments when the fire on the first floor set off smoke alarms and he jumped into action.
“Fire alarms went off, dog freaked out, went to second floor and grabbed fire extinguisher and put the fire out,” said Bingaman.