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Mass. in pursuit of an arsonist

Sees connections in rash of suspicious fires in southeastern region

RAYNHAM — The charred sites began appearing across Southeastern Massachusetts in late September, a growing cluster of at least 16 suspicious fires from Quincy to Sandwich that is feared to be the destructive work of a serial arsonist.

The latest fire, ruled an ­arson, happened late Monday night in a vacant outbuilding at the old Raynham dog track, ­only one day after another unexplained fire erupted at a building in Weymouth.

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