Onset Fires Investigated as Suspicious

ONSET, MAFrom Onset Fire and Mass State Fire Marshal’s office: State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey, Onset Fire Chief Raymond Goodwin and Wareham Police Chief John Walcek said a series of fires in the Nanumett Heights neighborhood of Onset are being investigated all of which may or may not be related. At this time, two of the fires are considered suspicious in nature. The most recent fire was discovered on Tuesday, August 20, but had occurred sometime prior to the discovery.

State Fire Marshal Ostroskey said, “Anyone with information about these fires are asked to contact local fire or police or the statewide Arson Hotline at 1-800-682-9229. All calls are confidential.” The Arson Hotline is part of the Arson Watch Reward Program which provides rewards of UP TO $5,000 for information that helps to solve the case. The program is sponsored by the property and casualty insurance underwriting companies of Massachusetts.

These fires are being jointly investigated by the Onset Fire and Wareham Police Departments and State Police assigned to the Office of the State Fire Marshal.

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