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Fire at Old City Hall Started by Copper Thieves’ Torch

 Thursday, October 2, 2014

 WCVB

An overnight fire that tore through the old Quincy City Hall building started while someone was trying to steal copper piping, fire officials confirmed Tuesday afternoon. A torch ignited combustibles inside the historical building. The fire was spotted by a taxi driver at about 1 a.m. who called 911. The blaze grew to three alarms.
"We had an alarm come in at 12:59 a.m. When fire companies arrived, they had heavy fire showing in the building," said Quincy Fire Chief Joseph Barron.
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