DUDLEY (CBS) — A man was found dead after fires were set at a Dudley home, shed and two cars on Dudley Oxford Road early Tuesday morning.

According to the State Fire Marshal, “the person who died is believed to have been intimately involved with the start of the fires.”

A neighbor told WBZ-TV he went to his window when he heard sirens. “Then I saw thick black smoke and thought I saw a vehicle that was actually on fire. Also noticed that there was smoking from the house and then later on noticed smoke from an outbuilding in the backyard,” the neighbor said.

burneddudleycar 1 Dead After Dudley House, Shed Fire

A car is badly burned after a fire in Dudley Tuesday (WBZ-TV)

The fire is now under investigation by the Dudley Fire and Police Departments, Mass. State Police, and the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office.

The man’s name has not been released. The homeowners were due in court Tuesday morning for a divorce hearing.

Police say it’s not the first time they’ve been to this address before.

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