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Press Release Welding Sparked Cohasset Automotive Shop Fire

Building is a total loss
For immediate release:
4/05/2019
  • Department of Fire Services
  • Cohasset Fire Department

Media Contact for Welding Sparked Cohasset Automotive Shop Fire

Jennifer Mieth, Public Information Officer

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COHASSETCohasset Fire Chief Robert D. Silvia and State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey said yesterday’s fire at 147 South Main Street in Cohasset was sparked by welding. The fire occurred in an automotive repair shop. The owner attempted to extinguish the fire himself, but the oil and gas in the shop helped the fire spread quickly. The building appears to be a total loss and damages are estimated at $300,000. There was one apartment above the shop. Everyone managed to escape safely and there were no injuries in the fire.

The fire originated in one of the repair bays during welding operations.

Members of the Cohasset Fire Department, Cohasset Police Department and State Police assigned to the Office of the State Fire Marshal jointly investigated the fire.

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection is on scene working to remediate contaminated run-off water from the building.

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