Brooklyn, Massachusetts – Two townhomes ripped by a fire that broke out overnight in Brooklyn.
Officials say, firstly, the fire was in the walls of the home before it spread to the roof of the home, and responders battled the intense flames after arriving at the scene.
The fire was likely started by a heating unit in the basement. Everyone inside the building made it out safely, Deputy Fire Chief Colin O’Connell said.
“There was a ton of black smoke billowing out of their house, and I was out here, and it looked like it was just going to be smoke but then there were flames,” said homeowner Paul Stadfeld.
The owner of the home was said that it is not possible to live in his home for several months, the fire department told Stadfeld.
“I think I’m going to have to find a different place to live for the next 6-8 months,” Stadfeld said.
The damage to the homes is estimated to be about $1 million. The American Red Cross is assisting those displaced by the fire.
The exact cause of the fire remains under investigation.