Fourth Fire Set In Wheaton College Residence Hall, Investigation Continues

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(Ben Parker/WBZ NewsRadio1030)

NORTON, Mass. (WBZ-AM) — Another fire was set in a Wheaton College residence hall Sunday night. This is the fourth fire set in the McIntire Residence Hall since Wednesday. Three of the fires have occurred over the last 24 hours.

Sunday night’s fire was set around 11:30 p.m. in a trash barrel located in a laundry room, according to Norton Fire Capt. Jason Robbins. No injuries were reported. Officials are continuing their investigation into the fires. 

"It's all being investigated by the arson division of the Norton Fire Department along with the State Fire Marshal's office," Robbins said. 

Previously, two fires were also set early Sunday morning in bathrooms in the residence hall — one on the second floor, another on the third floor. About 100 students were evacuated from the building. 

All of the fires were extinguished quickly. Anyone with information is asked to call campus police or the Arson Hotline at 1-800-682-9229. 

WBZ NewsRadio1030's Ben Parker (@radiobenparker) reports 

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