RIPR News
1:31 pm
Tue August 17, 2010

Fire reported at city hall in Taunton, Mass.

Taunton, Mass. – Firefighters in Taunton are battling a blaze at City Hall.

The building has been evacuated and no injuries have been reported. The Taunton Gazette reported that smoke was seen billowing from the top floor of the historic building, which was originally constructed in the 1840s.

Mayor Charles Crowley told WBZ-AM in Boston that the fire started Tuesday on the second floor before the building was officially open for the day and spread to the third floor.

There was no immediate word on the cause of the blaze.