Fire damages Taunton warehouse

A three-alarm fire tore through a vacant warehouse in Taunton today, collapsing the roof and destroying the top three floors of the building.

The 100 Oak St. warehouse, which is owned by Columbia Electric Supply, Inc., was empty at the time. Chemicals stored on the building’s grounds weren’t touched by the fire, the Taunton Fire Department said.

Firefighters responded to the four-story warehouse at 4:20 p.m. and were still at the scene of the fire at 9 p.m., although the blaze was well under control, the department said.

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