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Police Investigating Multiple Vehicle Fires in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts

Police say a total of 10 vehicles and one home was damaged

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    Police are investigating multiple vehicle fires that occurred early Saturday morning in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts. (Published Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016)

    Police are investigating multiple vehicle fires that occurred early Saturday morning in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts.

    Officers were first called to a home on King David Road at 2:26 a.m. where two scooters were on fire in the driveway. Authorities said the fire spread and damaged two vehicles.

    A few minutes later, a call came in reporting that two other vehicles were on fire in the driveway of a residence on Bowers Avenue.

    At 2:41 a.m., police said they received a third call for a vehicle on fire in the driveway of a home on Chester Avenue.

    Homeowner Lisa Trearchis said whoever set fire to her truck was on a path of destruction.

    “We had just gone to bed about an hour before, and our neighbor was banging on the door, trying to wake us up,” Trearchis said.

    Trearchis grabbed her cell phone and quickly recorded the fire, which she says her neighbor heard starting.

    “She said it sounded like a gunshot, so she looked out and that's when she saw the fire under the truck,” recalled Trearchis.

    The damage didn't stop there. At 3:05 a.m., police received a call for three vehicles on fire in the driveway of two different residences on Mascuppic Trail.

    Police said a total of 10 vehicles and one home was damaged due to the fires and that accelerants were found at the scenes of the crimes.

    Tyngsborough Police and Fire Departments, Massachusetts State Police and the Massachusetts State Fire Marshal’s Office are jointly investigating the incidents.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the Tyngsborough Police Department at 978-649-7504 and press 9 for the anonymous tip line.

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