A seven-alarm fire raged in Lawrence, Massachusetts on Sunday afternoon, according to local authorities.
The blaze occurred on Bennington Street and spread to Saratoga, destroying three buildings and badly damaging five more after starting in a vacant structure.
Firefighters were forced to battle both heavy flames and the extreme heat in order to diminish the fire.
The Saratoga street homes effected are single-family and the occupied homes on Bennington are multi-family.
Three firefighters and one civilian were treated at a local hospital for minor injuries. Two people were rescued from the blaze - one by a neighbor and one by firefighters.
Damages are thought to be over $1 million at this time. The fire is currently under investigation.
Power to the neighborhood will be gradually restored as it becomes safe.
If you have been displaced by this incident, please go to the Arlington School at 151 Arlington Street in Lawrence for assistance from the Red Cross.