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Man held, is called suspect in 24 fires

BROCKTON — A Middleborough man and his stepson were ­arrested near the site of a blaze in West Bridgewater Wednesday night and charged with ­arson, an arrest authorities believe will solve a string of mysterious fires across the region that have dogged them for months.

The arrests came after police secretly planted a GPS device on vehicles owned by one of the defendants.

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