Fire crews shut down Chestnut Street Sunday as investigators and crews cleared the scene. 

The Duxbury Fire Department responded to three separate instances of intentionally set fires early Sunday morning, with the first one reported just ticks after at 5 a.m. All three small blazes occurred on Chestnut Street, which was not reopened until after 7:30 a.m. according to DFD’s new public information Twitter account, @DXFD_PIO.


A call for assistance to a second “debris fire” came in at 5:47 a.m. and a third one occurred shortly after. No one was injured in any of the fires but state troopers arrived on scene to assist DFD in conducting an initial investigation of the arson.

Captain Rob Reardon said “specific items” were ignited in each case, but could not elaborate on the nature of the objects burned. The incidents are now officially under investigation by the State Police Fire Marshal’s office.

Duxbury firefighters also responded to a motor vehicle accident with an injury at 3:35 a.m. Sunday morning when the driver of a Ford Explorer struck a utility pole outside of Sun Tavern. Route 14 was shut down for several hours following the crash while NSTAR secured three of its transformers that had slid down the pole following the impact. The driver of the Explorer was transported to Jordan Hospital by Duxbury paramedics.


Duxbury Fire responded to a call for a motor vehicle accident on Route 14 near the Sun Tavern on Sunday.

DFD responded to a multi- car accident at Cox’s Corner. Reardon said multiple passengers refused treatment but one was transported to South Shore Hospital with non-fatal injuries.