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Dighton authorities investigating multiple trailer fires

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A serious fire in the Town of Dighton is currently under investigation and authorities are looking for the public’s help.

According to the Dighton Fire Department, at approximately 6:08 p.m. on Tuesday February 18, the Dighton Fire Department and the Dighton Police Department responded to Maple Swamp Road in the area of the Lopes Baseball/Softball Complex for a report of multiple trailers on fire.

Car 1 arrived on scene to find one camper style trailer fully involved with fire and shortly after arrival it was noticed that a second camper style trailer was burning inside. Both fires were extinguished quickly by Fire Department personnel on Engine 1, 2 & 3, Rescue 1, Ladder 1 Ambulance 1 and Car 2.

Crews remained on scene for approximately an hour and a half performing overhaul operations. The first trailer is a complete loss and the second had fire damage to the interior of the trailer. No equipment or property belonging to the Baseball/Softball League was damaged.

This fire remains under investigation by the Dighton Fire Department and the Dighton Police Department. Both agencies are seeking help from the public, if you were in the area at the time of the fire and have information that might assist in the cause you are asked to contact Detective Richards of the Dighton Police Department at 508-669-6711 and choose the detective option or the Anonymous Tip Line at 508-669-4500. Information may also be submitted on line at www.dightonpolice.com.

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