Small electrical fire disrupted business trade in Adams Corner

Boston Fire apparatus and firefighters on the scene of Saturday's small electrical fire in the basement of 512 Gallivan Blvd. Ed Forry photo

Several Adams Corner businesses that were forced to close after a small electrical fire on July 27 are expected to re-open as soon as Wednesday, according to the property owner. The Boston Fire Department responded to an alarm and found smoky conditions in the basement of 512 Gallivan Blvd. just after 2:30 p.m.

John Lydon, who owns the building, said that an overheated electrical transformer is suspected to have been the cause, but noted it remains under investigation. As of Tuesday, the building remained without power while work to repair electrical unit and wiring was going on. Businesses, including The Butcher Shop, China Sky and Windy City Pizza & Subs, remained closed.

Lydon said Tuesday that permits to restore temporary power have been approved and said businesses should able to re-open as soon as July 31. Replacement parts to make permanent repairs may take as long as a month to arrive.

“But from a customer standpoint, they shouldn’t notice a difference,” Lydon said.

The Saturday incident caused a short-lived disruption to the larger Adams Corner district as first responders worked to contain the fire and then identify the source and scope of the electrical trouble.

The Irish Pastoral Centre, slated to locate to new second floor space this week, has postponed its move until Monday, Aug 5, according to IPC executive director Peggy Davis Mullen.  

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