NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - An arsonist targeting homes in Forest Hills has struck again for the 5th time. The latest fire happened at 12:30 a.m. Sunday on 69th Road in Flushing. According to the NYPD, it is the same construction site that was set on fire in the middle of November.
Four other suspected arson fires happened in November and October within a few blocks of Saturday's fire - all at construction sites, police said.
Officials released surveillance video and a new photo of the suspect believed to be responsible for the fires. All of the homes were empty when the fires started. Some were under construction. Police say all of the owners had vacated the homes during the construction.
The NYPD is asking that if you have any information, give them a call. You can remain anonymous. Call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.