Watertown Firefighters Douse Fire on Eastside of Town

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A fire started by a worker doing plumbing work damaged a home on the Eastside of Watertown on Saturday night.

The fire started around 11 p.m., and damaged the exterior of the home on Cottage Lane, said Watertown Deputy Fire Chief Tom McManus.

“It was started by a plumber’s torch,” McManus said. “They were doing some work in the basement and it started a fire in the wall, which extended to the outside of the wall.”

Firefighters were called about 11:13 p.m. and doused the flames. McManus estimated there was about $10,000 in damages. The home is not currently occupied, and no firefighters were injured in the incident.

Fire officials will work with the Watertown Building Department to determine whether a permit had been taken out to do the work on the Cottage Lane home, McManus said.

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