Dumpster Fires at Four Stoughton Schools Early Monday Morning
The Stoughton Fire Department responded to dumpster fires at the Middle School, as well as the Dawe, Gibbons and South Schools early Monday morning. All four dumpster fires were confined to the respective dumpsters.
The Stoughton Fire Department responded to dumpster fires at four schools in Stoughton early Monday morning, according to Captain Douglas Campbell of the SFD.
Campbell said that the fires were set in dumpsters at the O’Donnell Middle School (211 Cushing St.), the Dawe Elementary School (131 Pine St.), the Gibbons Elementary School (235 Morton St.), and at the South Elementary School (171 Ash St.), all within a span of just about two hours.
A dumpster at the OMS was set on fire at 4:25 a.m. on Monday, followed by dumpsters at the Dawe at 5:52 a.m., the Gibbons at 5:53 a.m., and at the South at 6:41 a.m.
Campbell said all the fires were confined to the respective dumpsters.
He said he would be “speculating at best” to say if any of the dumpster fires were related, or if there is a relation between these fires and the case of attempted arson at Stoughton Groomers on Park St., which took place earlier Monday, around 4 a.m.
Chief of Police Paul Shastany asked anyone with information regarding the dumpster fires to contact the Stoughton Police at 781-344-2424.