Car Crash Sparks Worcester House Fire

 

WORCESTER, MA (WBZ-AM) -- A car crash is blamed for a fast moving fire that badly damaged a triple-decker home in Worcester.  The car crashed into the home on Cambridge Street late Monday night and caught fire, with the flames quickly spreading to the building roof.  

Fire Officials say the roof eventually collapsed and that crews had a difficult time fighting the flames.

"This building what's called gasoline siding what we call in the fire department gasoline siding is asphalt  underneath the vinyl," said Chief Edward Thomas with the Worcester Fire Department to WBZ-TV.

(Credit: Ben Parker WBZ NewsRadio1030)

The driver of the vehicle is in police custody -- it is unknown what charges he faces.

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