Salem, Massachusetts fire spreads to multiple homes, buildings

Firefighters in Salem, Massachusetts were battling a multi-alarm blaze that had spread to multiple buildings. The three-alarm fire started just before 4 pm along Hancock Street between Canal and Lafayette Streets just south of Video from Sky 5 showed flames extending from one triple-decker home to other structures nearby. As many as six homes were engulfed in flames just before 7 pm Monday. One person told WCVB he was taking a nap while doing laundry, then woke up coughing.”I looked out the back door, and I saw smoke,” one man, who escaped the fire with his dog said. “I grabbed my dog ​​and we went. Scooby-Doo made it.”First responders were going door to door to evacuate residents from the neighborhood. Black smoke was billowing from one of the triple-decker homes and smoke and flames had extended to multiple nearby buildings. Salem fire Lt. Peter Schaeublin told The Same News that “the buildings are so densely packed. This is a neighborhood that goes back a long time, so even the buildings on the street behind are also very close.”Strong, gusty winds were causing additional issues for firefighters working to knock down the fire. The Salvation Army was at the scene assisting residents who had been displaced.

Firefighters in Salem, Massachusetts were battling a multi-alarm blaze that had spread to multiple buildings.

The three-alarm fire started just before 4 pm along Hancock Street between Canal and Lafayette Streets just south of

Video from Sky 5 showed flames extending from one triple-decker home to other structures nearby. As many as six homes were engulfed in flames just before 7 pm Monday.

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One person told WCVB he was taking a nap while doing laundry, then woke up coughing.

“I looked out the back door, and I saw smoke,” one man, who escaped the fire with his dog said. “I grabbed my dog ​​and we went. Scooby-Doo made it.”

First responders were going door to door to evacuate residents from the neighborhood.

Black smoke was billowing from one of the triple-decker homes and smoke and flames had extended to multiple nearby buildings.

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Salem fire Lt. Peter Schaeublin told The Same News that “the buildings are so densely packed. This is a neighborhood that goes back a long time, so even the buildings on the street behind are also very close.”

Strong, gusty winds were causing additional issues for firefighters working to knock down the fire.

The Salvation Army was at the scene assisting residents who had been displaced.

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