Northampton police identified person who set 2 recent fires

No indication recent incidents connected with 6 fires in same neighborhood back in March

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Northampton police say that they have figured out who is responsible for two recent fires in close proximity to one another.

According to the department, paper and magazines were burned on Northern Avenue and behind the King Street Walgreens store on Sunday and Monday. Following an investigation which also involved the Northampton Fire Department and the State Fire Marshal’s office, they identified the person who set the fires.

Investigators determined that the items set on fire belonged to that person. At this time, no charges are being filed, and the person’s identity is not being released.

Northampton police say that they have no indication that this person set a series of other fires in the same neighborhood months ago. Between March 12 and March 21, six small fires were set- mostly in dry brush, but in one instance, a barrel was set on fire next to a business. A homeless man also reported that his tent and other belongings were set on fire along the railroad tracks on King Street.

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