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Fire destroys vacant West Bridgewater house

A fire in West Bridgewater destroyed a vacant one-family home early this morning, according to fire officials.

George Rizer for the Boston Globe

A house under construction was destroyed by fire in West Bridgewater.

The fire at 99 Pleasant St. started about 2 a.m., according to an employee at the West Bridgewater fire department who referred further questions to the state fire marshal’s office.

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No one was living in the house, which was under construction, said Jennifer Mieth, a spokeswoman for State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan.

The fire marshal is investigating the fire’s cause, and it is too soon to know if it was an arson, Mieth said.

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No further details were immediately available.

The fire follows a number of arsons in Southeastern Massachusetts. State fire officials have said the fires are related and that a serial arsonist could be behind the blazes.

Coan declined to comment Friday on whether a fire set in a Scituate home on Thursday is connected to the series of arsons. No one was injured in the Central Avenue fire, which was knocked down in 20 minutes.

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Those with information can call the state arson hotline at 1-800-682-9229. The hotline provides rewards up to $5,000 for information that helps solve arson cases.

Chris Stuck-Girard can be reached at chrisstuckgirard@gmail.com.
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