Several Families Homeless After Fire In Lynn

LYNN, MA (WBZ-AM) -- A fast moving fire has chased several Lynn families from their home on Congress Street leaving them homeless. Fire crews were called a a triple decker on Congress Street around 8:00 p.m Monday evening.

Witnesses on the scene described the fire has extremely smokey scene as fire fighters fought to keep the fire from spreading.

Huge plumes could be seen from miles away. Lynn Fire Chief Steven Archer told WBZ-TV that crews had a tough time getting water to the scene.

"We had to take hydrants from a fairly good distance down Boston Street, down Congress Street and down western avenue. We had to take hydrants from quite a distance to get the water we needed."

No one was injured. 

While fire officials are still investigating the cause of the fire, they are looking into the possibility that fireworks may have been the cause of the fire. 

Several neighbors say they heard fireworkds go off and once they were outside, the fire was started.

WBZ NewsRadio1030's Carl Stevens reports.

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