Firefighters were out in the freezing cold Sunday afternoon and evening as they battled three separate fires in Weymouth.
The first fire started at a house on Rainbow Lane at around 4 p.m. The second, on Commercial Street, sparked an hour later. The third fire on Arnold Road started at around 6:30 p.m. and is the most severe of the fires. Fire departments from neighboring towns were called in to help fight the flames.
Weymouth Fire Chief Keith Stark said the first two fires were caused by homeowners trying to warm frozen pipes in their houses. The third fire on Arnold Road remains under investigation.
Stark said the cold temperatures made it difficult for the firefighters. Water from the hoses froze in the bitter cold air and firefighters tried to keep moving as much as possible to stay warm.
Officials say two of the fires were caused by residents trying to warm their pipes. The third is still under investigation.
No one was injured in any of the fires.
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