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Dozens displaced by 2 fires on a frigid Thanksgiving night

November 23, 2018

LYNN, Mass. (AP) — Dozens of people in Massachusetts have been displaced from their homes by several fires on a Thanksgiving Day when temperatures dipped into the teens.

Thirteen people were forced into the cold by a fire in a multi-family Brockton home at about 3 p.m. Thursday. A fire official says the cause appears to have been smoking.

Fire officials say about two dozen people were left homeless by a fire in Lowell reported at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday that destroyed two homes and damaged a third.

In Lynn, officials say all 17 residents of a multi-unit home escaped unharmed when a fire broke out at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Three people fled a Medford home safely at about 11:15 p.m. Thursday after a fire blamed on the improper disposal of barbecue coals.

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