REVERE, Mass. — More than two dozen people were displaced by a four-alarm fire in a Revere apartment building overnight.
Firefighters arrived at 912 Winthrop Ave. around 2:41 a.m. and found flames coming from a third-floor apartment building. Fire Chief Christopher Bright said all 26 tenants had self-evacuated by the time firefighters got there.
Matthew DeLorenzo, who lives behind the building, called 911 and hopped the fence to go inside and get people out.
“[There was] a gentleman up there who attempted to put the fire out and failed. So I basically told him to come with me, we had to get out of the building,” DeLorenzo said.
Several outside departments, including Boston, Chelsea, Winthrop and Somerville, were called in to assist. Bright said with all the water damage, the home will be uninhabitable.
“I would say it is going to be uninhabitable – a tremendous amount of smoke and water damage, collapse up above,” Bright said.
The Red Cross responded to the scene to assist with the 26 displaced residents. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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