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Investigators Determine Cause of 6-Alarm Fire in Charlestown

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    (Published Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016)

    Investigators have determined the cause of a 6-alarm fire that broke out in a three-story building in Boston's Charlestown neighborhood on Friday morning.

    Boston Fire says the cause has been identified as an electrical short circuit in the ceiling of the laundromat on the first floor.

    The fire, which displaced the residents living in apartment units on the second and third floors of the building, happened during frigid conditions. Firefighters had to wait at the scene of the fire as the water used to put out the blaze had turned into ice, encasing their equipment.

    The laundromat was featured in the Ben Affleck movie, "The Town."

    Viewer Video: 6-Alarm Fire Breaks Out in Charlestown

    [NECN] Viewer Video: 6-Alarm Fire Breaks Out in Charlestown
    Viewer Rob O’Brien captured this video of firefighters working to put out a 6-alarm fire in Boston's Charlestown neighborhood this morning.
    (Published Friday, Dec. 16, 2016)

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