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Dozens of residents of senior housing complex displaced over weekend. What happened there
Dozens of residents of senior housing complex displaced over weekend. What happened there
Dozens of residents of senior housing complex displaced over weekend. What happened there

Published on: 07/09/2024

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WEYMOUTH – A two-alarm fire at a senior housing complex displaced dozens of residents Sunday morning.

About 11:30 a.m., Weymouth firefighters responded to a fire at Union Towers II. Heavy smoke spread throughout the top floor of the five-story building at 519 Broad St., according to a Facebook post from the Weymouth firefighters union. 

Thirty-two apartments were deemed "unlivable," according to Weymouth Emergency Management Director John Mulveyhill. The building has 75 apartments in all.

Area firefighters from Quincy, Hingham, Braintree and Rockland also responded to the fire. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, according to the emergency management department.

Fourteen residents were staying at the temporary shelter opened at the Weymouth Senior Center, while others stayed with family and friends, Mulveyhill said. 

Programs and classes at the senior center were canceled as a result, and are expected to remain closed Tuesday, Mulveyhill said. A robocall with information about the center’s availability will be pushed out to those who use the center.

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Union Towers I and II are apartments set aside for people 62 and older, or for people with a disability who are 50 and older. The Department of Housing and Urban Development subsidizes rents. 

A fire at Union Towers I, 95 Broad St., displaced seven residents and one cat in November. In 2018, officials say a fire at Union Towers II was intentionally set and displaced six residents.

Hannah Morse covers growth and development for The Patriot Ledger. Contact her at [email protected].

News Source : https://www.patriotledger.com/story/news/2024/07/08/two-alarm-fire-union-towers-ii-in-weymouth-ma-leaves-32-apartments-unlivable/74329567007/

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