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Fire in Teele Square Somerville

I couldn’t figure out what was holding up traffic in Teele Square this afternoon.  Turns out it was people gawking at the damage left by last night’s fire in Teele Square Somerville.  What a sight!

The fire was discovered at about 11 pm last night, Saturday.  That must have been a challenge – fighting the fire in the middle of the bizarre October snowstorm.

Fire damage in Teele Square Somerville

Fire damage in Teele Square Somerville

The damage is extreme – hard to believe actually given the block’s proximity to the fire station around the corner. The damage extends for almost the entire block in the center of Teele Square between Clarendon Ave and the intersection of Elm Street and Broadway. 

Hawk Cleaners at the corner was destroyed – you can still see some of the blackened dry cleaning hanging on the rack amid the rubble.  The space holding the nail salon next door was also destroyed.  The next few storefronts, including the Chinese restaurant Kee Kar Lau and the Somerville police substation are boarded up.  At the end of the block a hair salon and Rudy’s restaurant seemed to be intact though Rudy’s was closed for the day because of the fire with signs posted that they hope to be able to open by Monday evening.

It’s a sobering sight – the devastation that fire can cause so quickly no matter how close the firefighters may be.

Somerville fire reduces businesses to rubble

Somerville fire reduces businesses to rubble

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  1. Pietro

    You forgot to mention MAria’s Italian Cold cut.
    It is b/e the chinese place and the somerville police.

  2. Elizabeth Bolton

    Thanks Pietro. I couldn’t remember the business in the middle. I hope that Maria’s Italian Cold Cuts and all the other affected Teele Square businesses are able to recover. It’s very sad to see what happened.

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