Crews battle 5-alarm fire in East Boston

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February 5, 2013, 5:00 am
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(NECN: Justin Michaels, Boston) - Firefighters in East Boston are working to determine the cause of an overnight fire that left several people displaced.

The flames broke out inside a triple-decker home on Sumner Street around 11:30 p.m. Monday.

The fire went to five alarms.

No injuries were reported.

The American Red Cross was called in to assist those left displaced from the fire. The organization says there are 23 people who reside in the building.

Some of those residents reportedly work overnight, and were expected to arrive home from work in the morning.

The Red Cross placed a family of six in a hotel. Others have decided to stay with friends and family.

The group is also providing:

· Emergency funds for food
· Comfort kits (toiletries like tooth brushes and washcloths)
· Blankets
· Smoke packs (strong detergent to remove the smell of smoke from clothes)
· Water and snacks

Tags: Fire, East Boston, triple-decker, Justin Michaels, Sumner Street, five-alarm fire
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