3-Alarm Fire Displaces 16 in Lawrence

Two firefighters were hurt and 16 people were displaced after a 3-alarm fire Wednesday afternoon in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

The fire broke out on the third floor of a triple-decker at 271 Prospect St., Lawrence Fire said. The call came in around 3:30 p.m. Police say a Homeland Security officer who was in the area called to report the fire.

One firefighter suffered an ankle injury and another suffered smoke inhalation. Both were taken to a hospital.

A resident of the third floor tells Telemundo Boston that a police officer woke her up and let her know about the fire. She and her son got out.

In total, officials say 16 people evacuated the building, which is a total loss. The American Red Cross of Massachusetts is assisting the displaced residents.

A parrot was rescued from the first floor. Firefighters couldn't get it out of the cage initially, but brought it outside in the cage.

The sound of ammunition popping could be heard as the fire raged.

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