BEVERLY, MASS. (WHDH) – Fireplace crews from a number of North Shore communities labored late into the night time to place out a blaze that tore by way of an condo constructing in Beverly, displacing dozens of residents.
Crews responding to a reported construction fireplace on the Folly Hill Meadows condo complicated round 7 pm discovered flames pouring from a multi-unit constructing and a big smokestack casting a haze over the neighborhood.
Fireplace officers mentioned the flames shortly burned by way of the roof of the constructing, prompting crews to make use of ladder vehicles to extinguish the flames from above. Cussed flames continued to burn by way of the night time as firefighters remained on the scene into Friday morning to observe hotspots.
Amongst 41 individuals displaced, one particular person wanted rescue in the course of the fireplace whereas one other was transported from the scene in an ambulance, however is anticipated to be OK.
Whereas some residents had been in a position to evacuate with pets, authorities mentioned two canines didn’t get out and at the very least one cat was nonetheless lacking Friday.
Whereas investigators are trying into the reason for the blaze, officers instructed 7NEWS that the affected buildings had been a complete loss.
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