Firefighters battle 2-alarm fire at abandoned naval air station in Weymouth

Firefighters battle 2-alarm fire at abandoned naval air station in Weymouth

WEYMOUTH, Mass. — Fire ripped through two buildings at an old naval air base in Weymouth Thursday night.

Firefighters worked hard into the night to fight the fire and were still putting out hotspots at 4 a.m.

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The fire had been burning for a while before 911 was called at about 8:21 p.m., which led firefighters to believe it was called in by an onlooker. While there are lots of cars parked in the area, officials don’t believe anyone was trapped inside.

The fire is located about 1,000 feet from Union Point’s residential neighborhood and residents reported embers were landing on their homes.

The two bases at the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station, now known as Union Point, have been abandoned since 1997 when the base closed.

Police are on scene looking to identify anyone who may have saw anything that would help with the fire investigation.

It is still unknown what caused the fire.

This is a developing story. Stay with Boston 25 News for the latest details as soon as they become available.