Raging fire engulfs multi-family home in Lowell

LOWELL, MASS. (WHDH) - A raging fire engulfed a multi-family home in Lowell on Thursday afternoon, displacing at least three families, officials said.

Crews responding to a report of a blaze at a home on Foster Street found flames burning through the second floor and into the attic of the building, according to fire officials.

Video from SKY7 HD showed dozens of firefighters working to knock down the blaze as it ripped through the roof. Thick plumes of black smoke could be seen billowing into the air.

“Upon arrival, they did have some heavy smoke showing,” Fire Chief Joe Roth said. “The companies were able to get in the building search for the scene of the fire unfortunately, the fire traveled up through the walls into the attic and eventually burned through the roof.”

There were no reported injuries but a cat was said to be trapped inside.

The Red Cross was alerted. They are attempting to work with the displaced residents virtually.

The home is a total loss.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

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