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Fire rips through buildings at former South Weymouth Naval Air Station

South Weymouth Naval Air Station (Ktr101/WikiCommons)
March 28, 2020

Multiple abandoned military buildings at the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station were engulfed in flames Thursday night as a second alarm sounded shortly after 9 p.m. on Shea Memorial Drive at Union Point.

The first alarm was sounded at 8:20 p.m. with flames visibly engulfing a large building on the site and traveling fast through other nearby buildings. The roof of one of the buildings collapsed, according to reports at the scene, forcing Shea Memorial Drive at Route 18 (main entrance to Union Point) to be closed, as well as and Memorial Grove Avenue at the Union Point Sports Complex.

A grey vehicle with two males in their teens to early 20s were seen leaving the area at a high rate of speed, according to reports on social media.

According to initial reports, there was also a brush fire nearby, which was put out by a police officer.

This is a developing story.

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