HALIFAX, Mass. (AP) — The State Fire Marshal and local police are investigating whether two arson fires in Halifax and Plympton are related, and if there is a connection to several other intentionally-set fires in southern Massachusetts in recent weeks.
The fires early Monday were about two and a half miles apart. One started at about 3 a.m. in an unoccupied farm house on Route 58 in Halifax. The second fire started at about 5:30 a.m. in a garage on Main Street in north Plympton.
Fire Marshal Stephen Coan said in a statement anyone who may have seen something in the area of the fires is being urged to call police or the state arson hotline, 1-800-682-9229.
Middleborough Fire Chief Lance Benajmino tells the Taunton Daily Gazette (http://bit.ly/QHj054) there have been four suspicious fires in his town since September.