Authorities are investigating whether a man who they say admitted setting fire to a Plymouth building that housed a federal probation office had an interaction with the office earlier in the day.
Firefighters responded to the building where the probation office and other businesses are located at about 8:30 p.m. on Monday.
Police say a man at the scene said that he was involved in starting the fire. The man was questioned and later charged with arson. Police identified him as 64-year-old James Dix of Brockton. He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday. It was not immediately clear if he had a lawyer.
No one was hurt in the blaze which is under investigation by local, state and federal agencies.
Fire officials estimate damage at $500,000.
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