Weymouth: Officials believe careless disposal of cigarette caused fire

Weymouth Deputy Fire Chief Richard Chase says a pool shed at the Spanish Trace Apartments on Washington Street is destroyed after a fire Wednesday afternoon.

The shed is surrounded by mulch and Deputy Chief Chase believes a cigarette was flicked onto the mulch, causing the fire, “From the mulch, there was heavy wind blowing and it caught a fence on fire and the fence was connected to the shed which eventually caught the shed on fire.”

No one was injured in the fire but the shed contained chemicals which firefighters were cautious of.

“Some concern as we first arrived on scene. There was a lot of chlorine and pool chemicals stored there but the guys did a good job, they masked up for respiratory protection and they were able to get it out,” said Deputy Chief Chase

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