Massachusetts home considered a ‘total loss’ after fire rips through roof, causing partial collapse

  • Source: WHDH-TV ABC 7 Boston
  • Published: 08/31/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO: At least eight people are without a home after a large fire burned through a multi-family house in Lynn on Tuesday. Crews were called to the home on Allerton Street sometime after 5 p.m., where footage from Sky7 showed large sections of the multi-story building’s roof engulfed in flames. At one point, Lynn Fire pulled their crews from the building, as both the roof and attic showed signs they were going to collapse. Concerns were heightened further by a tall chimney stack swaying as the building burned. “We were very nervous about the chimney, because the chimney looked like it was leaning to one side,” said Lynn Fire Chief Michael McBride. “So we were nervous that was going to come down, so we started pulling. As soon as the roof came down, we started pulling our guys out because it was too dangerous to fight the fire inside.”


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