Fire at Jewish Temple in Sharon Investigated

Police and fire responded to the Chabad Center Temple around 12:40 a.m. Monday

A dumpster fire that took place early Monday morning at a Jewish temple in Sharon, Massachusetts, was being investigated as a suspicious incident, local police said Monday evening.

Sharon police and fire officials responded to a dumpster fire at the Chabad Center Temple around 12:40 a.m. Monday. The person who called in the fire told officials they originally believed there was a bonfire in the area before realizing that the dumpster was on fire, police said.



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On Tuesday, police sent an update over Twitter saying the "fire may have been caused by the improper disposal of materials by a contractor." The investigation remains ongoing, they added.

Sharon police are asking anyone with information to call detectives at 781-784-1587.

"We have no proof that anything nefarious took place but wanted Sharon to know that police are investigating this as suspicious," police tweeted on Monday.

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