UPDATE: Fire in vacant Hanson building under investigation


Photos by Steven Dodrill, SDodrill@959watd.com


A fire that broke out before dawn Tuesday morning in Hanson is being investigated by the Hanson Fire Department and the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

The call of fire in the vacant commercial building on Main Street, that’s Route 27, came in around 5:00 a.m. and when fire crews arrived, the building was fully involved.

A Foster Street resident who called 911 to report the fire,  says he saw flames high above a two story building at 1000 Main Street as he left his house coming down Foster Street.

The building which was mostly destroyed by the fire was reduced to rubble, except for a small portion that needed to be torn down.  At one time the building housed a lumber company and a clothing shop,  and borders the MBTA Commuter Rail tracks and Route 27.

State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan says he prefers not to render a comment on the cause of this morning’s fire until the investigation is completed.

At roughly 8:30 on Tuesday morning, investigators could be seen at the rear of the property, sifting through the rubble of what was left of the building.

No injuries have been reported.

Editors Note: We previously reported that the fire was at 1000 Main Street. It was actually across the street from 1000 Main Street.

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