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Cops: Man set fire to Weymouth porn shop

Rockland firefighters responded to the fire at 138 Bridge St. in Weymouth.
Rockland firefighters responded to the fire at 138 Bridge St. in Weymouth.Rockland Fire Department photo

Police have arrested Jon Fernald, 44, of Rockland and charged him with arson of a dwelling in connection with a fire that engulfed a Weymouth adult store early Saturday morning, several local media outlets reported.

Public safety personnel responded to the three-alarm fire at 138 Bridge St. in Weymouth at about 6:40 a.m., the WBZ-TV reported. A witness told police officers the man who set the fire at Amazing Video was fleeing south on Bridge Street.

Police caught up with Fernald who was taken with severe burns to the hospital where he was arrested.

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WCVB reported that Route 3A was closed between Quincy and Weymouth during the morning.

The fire, which remains under investigation, also damaged several other businesses and apartments in the building. There were no additional injuries reported.

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