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HARVARD — On Nov. 29, a passing motorist spotted a fire on the Route 2 overpass on Old Littleton Road but wrongly assumed it was in Littleton. Then a former Harvard firefighter on his way to work in the neighboring town passed the site Wednesday morning and called police.

The fire was out when firefighters arrvied, probably extinguished by heavy rains the night before, Detective Jack Izzo said. But there’s no question it was arson, he added.

Police report that a child’s rocking chair with a computer keyboard on top had apparently been doused with accelerant and set ablaze at the side of the bridge on the sidewalk.

On the chance that there might have been an explosive device, the Massachusetts State Police bomb squad was called to the scene, Izzo said.

Anyone who saw anything suspicious or has any information about the incident is asked to call the ArsonWatch at 1-800-682-9229. Calls can be anonymous, but if the reporting party gives his or her name, it could lead to a $5,000 reward, Izzo said.

— M.E. Jones

Two vehicles collide

Police and the ambulance responded to a two-car collision at Massachusetts Avenue and Littleton County Road, Dec. 3. No one was hurt in the crash, but both vehicles were towed from the scene, Izzo said. No citations were issued.

–M.E. Jones

Bike recovered

A black and yellow Schwinn mountain bike was found behind a vacant house on Pond Road Sunday afternoon. The bicycle is being stored at the police station, where the owner can claim it.

— M.E. Jones

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