4-Alarm Fire Displaces 17 Somerville Residents

(James Rojas/WBZ NewsRadio)

SOMERVILLE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Firefighters in Somerville put out a four-alarm fire Monday morning just before 3 a.m. on Jackson Road.

The fire started in a car, and spread to two nearby homes displacing 17 people, including two children.

"A heavy amount of fire on arrival, at this time in the morning, is extremely dangerous," Somerville Fire Chief Charles Breen said.

Although the official cause has not been determined, one neighbor believes the fire was started on purpose. He was awake with his wife and newborn child when they heard something outside.

"Both of us heard the pop, and I looked over and I was like 'that sounded like a cocktail bomb,'" the resident said. "She looked out and saw a car take off."

There have been no reported injuries.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports

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