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Firefighters worked to put out the blaze yesterday. The church, damaged in 1975 in a string of arsons, was built between 1856 and 1859.
Fire officials were trying to determine what caused the fire at First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain.
Firefighters (L) worked to put out the blaze yesterday at First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain. The church, damaged in 1975 in a string of arsons, was built between 1856 and 1859. Fire officials were trying to determine what caused the fire. (Globe Staff Photos/ John Bohn)

Blaze damages historic church

By Paysha Stockton and Beth Daley
Globe Correspondent and Globe Staff / January 19, 2005

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A fire tore through First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain last night, severely damaging the pre-Civil War landmark, and possibly destroying a treasured pipe organ that was spared in an earlier blaze almost 30 years ago. (Full article: 669 words)

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