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.

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.