Norwell: Vacant building fire may be arson

Authorities think an arsonist may be to blame for a fire that damaged part of a vacant building on Route-53 in Norwell.

Firefighters were able to confine the July 14th blaze at 57 Washington St. to a rear garage that had been converted into offices.

About 20 percent of the Cape-style building was damaged, and authorities say its owner applied for a permit to demolish it.

Extra police patrols will be in the area until that happens.

The building once housed the office of the New England Real Estate Journal.


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About Garo Hagopian

Garo Hagopian has been a member of the WATD family as a weekend news anchor since 2008, and has been a writer-producer-editor at WBZ in Boston since 1996.