10 Residents Displaced By Proctor Street Blaze

The American Red Cross of Northeast Massachusetts came to the aid of one family forced to find other accommodations for the night after a fire at their home Tuesday afternoon.

American Red Cross
American Red Cross
Ten residents had to find somewhere else to stay for the night after a fire at their home on Proctor Street Tuesday afternoon.

Red Cross volunteers came to the aid of one family (one adult and three children) by providing emergency funds for warm clothing, food, bedding, linens and toiletries, reports Red Cross Communications Manager Ashley Studley.

She said the family is staying with friends and was also supplied with a smoke pack (which contains strong detergent to remove the smoky smell from linens and clothing) and two Mickey Mouse dolls.

Studley said six other residents who lived in two other apartments were not home at the time of the fire and had another place to stay.

The fire was first reported shortly after 3:30 p.m. in the first floor of a multi-family home at 9 Proctor St. The house has four units.

Multiple engines responded to the scene and the flames were doused within 20 minutes, but not before enough damage was done to render the home uninhabitable for the time being.

Studley said the family of four was living in one unit while the other six residents were split between two units and the fourth unit was vacant.

There were no reported injuries in the blaze and both fire inspectors and state police were on the scene late that afternoon investigating the cause and origin of the fire.


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