10/14/2017 Mike Orazzi | Staff
The scene of a large blaze at the old O'Connell elementary school, police said.
The fire was called in at 1:08 a.m. by several people, police said. Firefighters arrived to find a "large scale" working fire that heavily damaged the building and some building materials, police said. No injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire is under "active investigation," according to police who declined to give out further details.
Council members voted to sell the old elementary school at 120 Park St. for redevelopment in 2015. The school has not been used since 2012. The plan was to turn the old school into 49 units of housing which was supposed to be finished in spring of 2017.