Short circuit blamed for DeLuca’s Market fire

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The scene on Market Street earlier in July. (WBZ-AM file)

The scene on Market Street earlier in July. (WBZ-AM file)

Boston fire investigators have determined the cause of the four-alarm fire earlier this month at DeLuca’s Market on Charles Street in Boston.

They say the fire on July 8th was caused by an electrical short circuit in the electrical system in the basement.

It is known that there was an electrical problem earlier that morning that resulted in an electrician being called and then doing work in the basement.

Due to the extensive damage in the basement, investigators could not definitively say whether this played a role in the fire.

Damage is estimated at a million dollars.

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