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Gotham Street apartment building saved after burning trash removed

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No injuries were reported after trash caught fire at 305 Gotham St. early Monday morning, Battalion Chief Ronald V. Wareham said.

He said crews were dispatched to a possible structure fire, with smoke visible at the second floor of the building.

There was a bag of trash inside the kitchen area of an apartment that was on fire, Mr. Wareham said. The bag was removed from the apartment and was on the sidewalk when the fire department arrived.

“There was a large amount of smoke inside the structure, but no fire once the fire department got there, it was outside,” he said. “Somebody was able to grab the bag of trash that was burning and get it out of the building.”

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Watertown apartment building being renovated after extensive fire damage

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WATERTOWN — The owner of an apartment building that sustained serious damage from a fire last year said she hopes the units will be available in the coming weeks and months.

The eight-unit apartment building at 121 William St. was all but destroyed internally after the fire in late November. It displaced several tenants, and city police said this week that the cause is still being investigated. State investigators were brought in to help with the investigation, and authorities are still waiting for results to determine a cause, city police said.

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