AP Photo/Michael Dwyer

A firefighter walks past the scene of a nine-alarm fire at a warehouse in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

An investigation into what some officials say was the biggest fire in Boston in decades is getting under way.

AP Photo/Kevin Wiles, Jr

Flames shoot from the roof of the building on Norfolk Avenue in the Roxbury section of Boston Saturday night Aug. 21, 2010. Fire department spokesman Steve MacDonald says crews were called to the fire on Norfolk Avenue just before 10:30 p.m. Saturday, and the blaze is extensive enough to require a citywide response. (AP Photo/Kevin Wiles, Jr)

About 170 firefighters from across the city battled the nine-alarm blaze that razed a vacant warehouse in the city’s Roxbury neighborhood. The fire was reported on Saturday night and was not completely out until Sunday afternoon. No one was hurt. The blaze caused an estimated $750,000 in damage.

Warehouse owner Candeloro Maggio Jr. says he used to run a frozen food storage business at the site but shut the operation down about three years ago because chunks of concrete from a six-story building next door kept falling on his building.

He says he told the city, but nothing was done.

A spokeswoman for the mayor’s office said Maggio’s claims will be investigated.


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