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3 Buildings Damaged, 9 Families Displaced in Fire

Several Families Displaced in Moosup Fire

Two-alarm fire destroys two homes and damages three others in Moosup. (Published Wednesday, June 22, 2016)

Investigators are looking into the cause of a fire that destroyed two homes in Moosup, including the possiblity that sparklers may have caused the blaze.

Several families were displaced after fire ripped through a vacant building and spread to at least four other buildings on South Main Street. 

Fire officials said the 3-story vacant building at 47 South Main Street was engulfed in flames when they arrived just after 2:30 a.m. and the fire had spread to four adjacent buildings.

Residents of one apartment building got out on their own before firefighters arrived. Fire crews assisted residents of the other building to evacuate. No injuries were reported.

"I don't believe it.  I still don't believe it," said Keila Andrade, who owns both homes that were destroyed.  "I know this happens with people every day, but you never think it's going to happen to you."

The American Red Cross is helping 14 adults and 12 children who were all displaced by the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.