- Associated Press - Monday, June 12, 2017

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) - Three firefighters and a resident were injured in a massive fire in Massachusetts that destroyed three multifamily homes and damaged five other buildings.

The state fire marshal estimates damage from the fire Sunday in Lawrence at more than $1 million.

Lawrence Fire Chief Brian Moriarty says three homes were ablaze when firefighters arrived around 3:30 p.m.

Two people were rescued, one by a neighbor and one by firefighters. Ignacio Duran tells WBZ-TV he went into a building, knocked down two doors, scooped a woman off her bed and carried her to safety.

The Red Cross is helping about 50 people who were displaced.

The cause remains under investigation.

Fire departments from 23 other communities assisted.


This story has been corrected to show that five buildings were damaged, not eight.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide