Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Fitchburg Firebug

"Fitchburg youth charged with apartment building arson" by Sarah Roberts Globe Correspondent  August 17, 2015

Officials investigating a rash of recent fires in Fitchburg’s West Street neighborhood said they have made an arrest.

The state fire marshal’s office said authorities have charged a young male with starting a blaze in the basement of a four-unit apartment building Friday. The suspect has not been identified because he is a juvenile. Authorities would not comment on any possible connection between the Friday fire and several others in the neighborhood since May.

Many fires in Massachusetts are set by juveniles, officials said....