Firefighters put out a large fire in an industrial park overnight in Everett, Massachusetts.
The fire started in a large factory building on Norman Street that was under demolition. It was empty at the time.
A nearby parking garage and a telephone pole also caught fire, prompting crews to immediately cut power to the area. Fire departments from multiple town helped to put out the flames. Crews were still putting out hot spots Monday morning.
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“We had a heavy body of fire upon arrival, the entire building was fully involved," Everett Fire Captain Steven Schembri said. "Both of the fires are knocked down, we’re hitting hot spots.”
The fire remains under investigation, Schembri said, and the state fire marshal was on scene. The Massachusetts Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Division was also on scene monitoring. Everett’s Deputy Fire Chief Lawrence Cardinale said the state HazMat team was called over concerns about potential chemicals in the building.
“There was chemicals that used to be kept there and was in the process of being demoed. We were concerned about what could have possibly been in there," Cardinale said. "It was our understanding that this place has been vacated of all of that equipment but we didn’t take any chances for the public safety.”
It was not immediately clear if anyone was injured. No further information was immediately available.