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Vacant house burns in Brockton

Officials look for cause amid arson concerns

BROCKTON — Residents living in the shadow of a wood-framed house on Somerset Place that fell into disrepair ­after it was left vacant for years woke early Monday morning to the sound of fire ravaging the once-majestic residence.

“My window is facing the house, and I saw the flames,” said Tracey Peete, 39. “It was just crazy, smoke everywhere.”

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