Plymouth: Damage from fire sparked by smoking materials may exceed $2 million

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When it’s all totaled up, damage to the 14-unit building at the Groves at Summer Hill complex, on Plymouth’s Marc drive, may exceed two million dollars.

The building was the site of a 3-alarm fire on Sunday morning.

Plymouth fire chief Ed Bradley said on Monday afternoon that investigators from his department and the State Fire Marshal’s office determined the fire started on the outside of the building on one of the second floor units, caused by ”the careless disposal of smoking materials”.

36 people were left without a place to live after the blaze.

Mutual aid to Plymouth was provided by Kingston, Carver and Duxbury.



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