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Fire in Boston's old town hall causes $ 150,000 in damages – The Boston Globe

Fire in Boston's old town hall causes $ 150,000 in damages – The Boston Globe





A treasured Boston landmark was on fire on Saturday morning.

Smoke came from the basement of the old town hall at St. St. school when firefighters came on scene around 3:37 am, an official from the fire department said.

But the one-alarm signal could be found in a room in the basement. The building was not occupied at that time, the fire department reported twitter.

There were no injuries. The damage was estimated at $ 150,000, Marc Sanders, a spokesman for a department said in an e-mail.

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The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The old town hall, built between 1862 and 1865, is a popular stop on the city's Freedom Trail. The building, which now houses private companies, is listed on the national register of historic sites.

Maddie Kilgannon can be reached at maddie.kilgannon@globe.com.

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