Abington: Chief says fire in ‘antique home’ started near an electrical outlet

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Fire investigators say a 2-alarm fire in Abington Wednesday morning, started near an electrical outlet inside an antique home at 989 Plymouth Street.

Fire Chief John Nuttall says a passerby called 911 to report the fire right around 10:45am.

At one point, the chief ordered all crews out of the building at 989 Plymouth Street, due to the heavy fire. Chief Nuttall says one fire fighter was taken to the hospital after helping to battle the fire. The firefighter was checked out, treated, and released for what is being called over-exertion.

Nuttall says preliminary investigations show the fire in the vacant building started near an electrical outlet, and quickly traveled through the walls into the void spaces of the home. State Fire Marshal investigators cleared the scene Wednesday afternoon, almost 4 hours after the call of fire was reported.

Nuttall says the building, a 1.5 story home with an attached barn, has been turned over to the owners.

Rockland, Abington, Holbrook, Whitman helped at the scene, while Weymouth provided station coverage.

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