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Officials fear recent fires may be arson spree

There have been 7 fires in the past month, 4 in the past 2 days

By Patrick Ronan
The Patriot Ledger

HANSON, Mass. — When he got home from work Monday night, Michael Robinson, 31, read an article online about a recent rash of local fires that were likely set intentionally. He was troubled by the news but managed to get to sleep.

Robinson was awakened abruptly Tuesday morning by a knock on his door and news that a fire had devoured yet another local building, but this one was a lot closer to home. The early-morning blaze in Hanson had destroyed a vacant building at 999 Main St. near Robinson's house.

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