Massachusetts Courthouse Damaged by Fire to Reopen

July 28, 2009

The Attleboro, Massachusetts courthouse shuttered by an electrical fire more than two months ago is scheduled to reopen.

A spokeswoman for the state court system says the James Sullivan courthouse, home of Attleboro District and Juvenile courts, will be open for most business Monday.

A fire restoration company has cleaned and sealed off the areas damaged by an early morning fire May 18. Inspectors have determined that the building is safe for occupancy.

The court will open for all business except for jury trials. Civil jury trials will be transferred to Wrentham District Court, while criminal jury trials will be held in Taunton District Court.

Investigators say overloaded electrical circuits started the fire, which caused an estimated $500,000 in damage.

Was this article valuable?

Here are more articles you may enjoy.