Officials investigate South Shore suspicious fires
PLYMPTON, Mass. (WHDH) -- Fire officials on the South Shore are looking into the possible connection between several fires.
The fire marshal’s office is asking for the public’s help in solving two arson fires from Monday morning. They are also investigating several arson fires in the past month, all in southern Massachusetts.
The two fires set Monday morning, apparently on purpose, were 2.5 miles apart. The first at an abandoned home in Halifax around 3 a.m.
“We woke up…There was a lot of fire engines, a lot of police cars and there was flames shooting out the top of the house,” said Deb Pizzi, a Halifax neighbor. “I was in disbelief because no one lives there and no one’s lived there for awhile.”
The second was at a garage in neighboring Plympton around 4:30 a.m.
The fires left damage and questions -- arson watch reward signs are posted at both fire locations.
“Especially if it was an uninhabited building like this was and we don’t see an obvious reason we will contact them and they will assist us in that investigation,” said Chief Warren Borsari of the Plympton Fire Department.
A fire that was apparently set in October at a motel in Middleboro is among four suspicious fires in that South Shore town over the past month and a half. They are all being investigated.
The fire chief in Middleboro said the most recent suspicious fire in the town happened on Thanksgiving Day. He said vacant buildings and homes are being targeted.