Quincy: Four-alarm fire in historic Quincy building shuts down neighborhood

A four-alarm blaze ripped through an old Quincy building Monday afternoon.

The call of fire at the Quincy Masonic lodge at 1170 Hancock Street came in around noon Monday.

All companies were ordered out of the three-story brick building after early reports of a partial roof collapse and wall damage.

The Quincy Center MBTA station was shut down along with the surrounding side streets. Crews are expected to be at the scene through the afternoon.

According to Quincy Police Chief Paul Keenan, the building had recently been sold and was undergoing renovations.

The Masonic Lodge was constructed in 1926 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.


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