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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 3: Demolition of buildings

Section 3. Three or more firewards present at a place which is in immediate danger from fire, or if there are not three of them present the selectmen or the mayor and the aldermen present, or in their absence two or more of the civil officers present, or in their absence two or more of the chief military officers of the place present may direct any building to be demolished if they deem it necessary to prevent the spread of the fire.