YARMOUTH (CBS) — Is an arsonist running loose on Cape Cod, or is the recent string of fires just a coincidence?
Sunday night, a fire destroyed the recently renovated Red Rose Inn in Yarmouth.READ MORE: Giant Pothole Damages 20 To 30 Cars On Route 1 South In Lynnfield
Today, state and local investigators were pouring over the rubble, looking for evidence, but haven’t yet determined the cause. “Nothing yet,” said Chief Mickey Walker. “There’s a substantial amount of rubble. We know where it started, but we haven’t pieced it all together yet.”
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On December 2, in Sandwich, a $500,000 house that was still under construction was torched.
Investigators are fairly sure the fire was intentionally set. Chief George Russell says, “someone intentionally set it, there were no natural causes. Even though it was under construction, the house was tight, and locked up.”
A week earlier in Marstons Mills, someone broke into an unoccupied summer house, went into the basement, and opened up a propane tank. Then, they lit a candle upstairs, but the propane never ignited.MORE NEWS: 'Don't Take New Hampshire For Granite': Leaf Peepers Urged To Respect Nature, Hospitality Workers
Still, neighbors who live near the Sandwich house that burned are nervous, “Yea, you never know,” says Bob Rogerson, “it makes you kind of leery.”