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6 Buildings Impacted, 4 Firefighters Injured in 4-Alarm Fire in Lawrence, Mass.

The fire spread to neighboring structures

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    A 4-alarm fire destroyed a building that city officials were looking to demolish. (Published Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016)

    Fire crews say a massive four-alarm fire in Lawrence, Massachusetts, that broke out early Thursday morning and impacted neighboring buildings was caused by homeless people using the abandoned home.

    The fire that displaced twenty-nine people broke out along Sumner Street just before 3 a.m and impacted six buildings. Mayor Daniel Rivera told NBC that the city was scheduled to be in court today to force the owner of the abandoned building to tear it down.
    The building was known to many in the area as a "shooting gallery" for drug addicts and a spot where homeless people found shelter. Alex Malave says "It actually gives some relief to see it cleared out. [It] makes a difference on the whole entire block.
    Four firefighters were injured battling the fire. None of the residents were injured. 
    Fire officials say the first building is considered a complete loss. Mayor Rivera says he's spent the last two years trying to get the abandoned building made safe or torn down.

    The fire, which displaced 29 people, broke out along Sumner Street just before 3 a.m. and impacted six buildings.

    According to firefighters, a fire sparked in the back of the abandoned building.

    Concerns Regarding Abandoned Home Caught on Fire in Lawrence, Mass.

    [NECN] Concerns Regarding Abandoned Home Caught on Fire in Lawrence, Mass.
    People who live in Lawrence, Massachusetts say an abandoned home on Summer Street has been a problem spot for years. (Published Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016)

    Four firefighters were injured battling the fire. None of the residents were injured. 

    Mayor Daniel Rivera says the city was scheduled to be in court Thursday to force the owner of the abandoned building to tear it down. He says he's spent the last two years trying to get the abandoned building made safe or torn down.

    4 Firefighters Injured in 4-Alarm Fire

    [NECN] 4 Firefighters Injured in 4-Alarm Lawrence, Massachusetts, Fire
    Fire crews say a massive four-alarm fire in Lawrence, Massachusetts, that broke out early Thursday morning and impacted neighboring buildings was caused by homeless people using the abandoned home. (Published Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016)

    The building was known to many in the area as a "shooting gallery" for drug addicts and a spot where homeless people found shelter.

    Nearby resident Alex Malave said, "It actually gives some relief to see it cleared out. [It] makes a difference on the whole entire block."

    Flames Tear Through Buildings in Lawrence, Mass.

    [NECN] Flames Tear Through Buildings in Lawrence, Mass.
    Fire crews say a massive four-alarm fire in Lawrence, Massachusetts, that broke out early Thursday morning and impacted neighboring buildings was caused by homeless people using the abandoned home. (Published Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016)

    Fire officials say the first building affected by the fire is considered a complete loss.

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