Small Town Massachusetts Fire Department Copes With Fatal Post-Christmas Arson Attack.
At least nine fires were set in Northampton, MA after Christmas, resulting in two fatalities that have been ruled homicides.
Mutual aid from the surrounding communities of Hatfield, Williamsburg, Amherst and Easthampton was en route by the time the alarm for the third fire was sounded.
A state Medical examiner ruled the two deaths from the house fire at Fair Street a homicide and two of the torched cars have been impounded as evidence.
A website has been set up for those left homeless by the fires (hampshirecountycares.com) as well.