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Officials Seek to Stabilize Charlestown Condo After Fire

Investigators will be able get into the building once it is stabilized

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    Fire officials try to stabilize the condo that burned in a massive fire in Charlestown Thursday. (Published Friday, July 22, 2016)

    Officials returned to the scene of the large condo fire that broke out in Charlestown, Massachusetts, to determine the cause of the fire.

    Boston fire official are trying to stabilize the condo. Investigators will be able get into the building once it is stabilized. 

    Investigators were waiting for a crane to arrive at the scene Friday morning to pick apart the damaged wooden addition to the property.

    They might get a crane at the scene Saturday. 

    Officials Return to Scene of Charlestown Condo Fire

    [NECN] Officials Return to Scene of Charlestown Condo Fire
    Investigators were waiting for a crane to arrive at the scene Friday morning to pick apart the damaged wooden addition to the property. They will be able to enter the building afterwards. (Published Friday, July 22, 2016)

    The cause of the fire is still unknown. 

    Necn spoke with Raymond Burns, one of the residents who ran from the burning building.

    He said, "The flames were incredible. All the way up. The whole building next door was engulfed in flames and had come over to our side."

    Burns and his family filled the back of their car with what they were able to salvage from their Bunker Hill Street unit.

    He is just one of the more than 30 people without a home following the massive 6-alarm fire.

    Neighbors watched from the sidewalk as 120 firefighters spent hours fighting the fast moving flames, trying to keep them from spreading further.

    Five firefighters were treated at the hospital for heat exhaustion and minor injuries but thankfully, no one was seriously hurt.


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