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Arson suspected in weekend blaze

March 10, 2014

CENTRAL FALLS — The state Fire Marshal’s Office and the Massachusetts State Police Arson Squad have been called in to investigate the cause of a fire that heavily damaged a large apartment house at 5 Darling St. on Saturday afternoon.

According to the Central Falls Fire Department, a blaze broke out around 1 p.m. Saturday at a four-story, wood-frame residence that contained nine apartment units. The building, at the corner of Darling and Illinois streets, is located across from the Central Falls public safety complex.

The fire was concentrated at the top floor of the building and quickly spread to two alarms before firefighters were able to bring it under control. It burned the roof, porches and upper middle section of the fourth floor and rendered the entire house uninhabitable.

Full story appears on page A1 of Tuesday's Times.


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