Taunton Police Seek Suspect In 5 Overnight Fires

TAUNTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) – Authorities in Taunton are searching for a suspected arsonist who set a string of fires overnight.

Firefighters first responded to Silver City Gas on Weir Street for a truck fire around 11:30 p.m., and were then called to a nearby basement fire just after midnight.

While responding to the basement fire, a couch next-door went up in flames, a deck caught fire, and construction materials burned in what investigators consider separate suspicious incidents.

One man was detained early Thursday morning but released due to lack of evidence.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas is on the scene with more:

 

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