LAWRENCE, MASS. (WHDH) - Fire crews battled a massive blaze at a multi-family home in Lawrence on Wednesday night.
Firefighters responding to a reported structure fire on Walnut Street about 5 p.m. found heavy flames shooting from the roof.
Video from Sky7 HD showed firefighters using a ladder truck to extinguish the flames as they consumed an upper-level porch.
“There were residents on the third floor at the time of the fire. They made the initial call to 911 of a fire on the third floor,” Lawrence Deputy Fire Chief John McGinnis said. “I have no reports of a gas leak in this building. The gas company was called, and the gas was shut off to the building.”
The heavy fire was knocked down in about two hours, but wind chill in the single digits made it more of a challenge.
“Just the cold weather conditions make it tough for the guys to get around,” McGinnis said.
Roads surrounding the home were blocked off as firefighters worked at the scene.
There were no injuries, but residents of the three-floor apartment were displaced.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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