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DeLuca's Beacon Hill fire explained; Back Bay shop reopens


Both the Boston Globe and Boston Herald are reporting that an electrical short circuit spark was the cause of the July 8th basement fire at DeLuca's Market on Beacon Hill.

“It is known that there was an electrical problem earlier that morning that resulted in an electrician being called and then doing work in the basement,” Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald said.

Meanwhile, down the road in Back Bay, the other DeLuca's Market was allowed to open yesterday afternoon after being closed for health code violations that included "a trash bucket full of deli meats, some of which was unwrapped, that had gone unrefrigerated at the burned-out store for an unknown amount of time" that was transported to the Newbury Street shop, according to the Boston Herald.

The owner of DeLuca's Markets was assessed a $100 fee for the cost of the re-inspection.