7-Alarm Fire Destroys Antique Shop in Brockton, Massachusetts

An antique shop burst into flames Thursday night in Brockton, Massachusetts, and the fire struck seven alarms.

The blaze broke out at 243 North Montello St. around 8:30 p.m. Fire officials believe it was caused by a car backfiring inside the 100-year-old building.

The shop, which was barely operating and selling off its last items, was completely destroyed.

One firefighter sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital.

Power was turned off to much of the neighborhood as crews battled the flames. As of 10:40 p.m., it was still burning. Crews are expected to be on the scene all night.

A dog was reported missing at the scene, but was reunited with its owner.

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