Veterans and formerly homeless people were among the 32 people temporarily displaced as a result of a kitchen fire in downtown Brockton on Saturday night, according to the Fire Department and a nonprofit that oversees the facility.
A fire broke out at Jeff’s Place, a three-floor supportive housing facility at 26 Spring St., at 8:38 p.m., filling the building with smoke, said Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Galligan. The building is located next door the MainSpring homeless shelter in the downtown area, and it is run by the same nonprofit, Father Bill’s & MainSpring.
“We found a kitchen fire that extended to the cabinet and ceiling,” Galligan said. “The building was full of smoke.”
The fire was primarily extinguished by the building’s sprinkler system, Galligan said. But firefighters had to open up the walls and cabinets to make sure the fire was completely extinguished, Galligan said.