Crews are fighting a massive fire that spread between several oceanfront homes Friday night in Scituate, Massachusetts.
The blaze broke out before 8 p.m. on Glades Road. Seven homes were damaged — five extensively — according to Scituate Fire Chief John Murphy. No injuries were reported.
Crews from eight other communities responded, Murphy said. Departments sent firefighters from Cohasset, Hull, Hingham, Norwell, Hanover, Marshfield, Duxbury and Rockland.
"We have a lot of resources to help us out, and that's what we do, we work together, cause there's only limited resources for every town," Murphy said. "When you get a five-alarm fire, we rely on each other."
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Police and fire officials urged people to stay away from the area while the flames were being extinguished. Most of the heavy fire was out by 11 p.m., but crews continued to deal with hot spots.
At least one structure seen in footage recorded by NBC10 Boston around 9 p.m. appeared to be completely destroyed, with only the frame and stairs standing.
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"Until recently, they've all been family homes that have been in the families for generations. Just recently, some of them have been purchased and renovated," said neighbor Delia Weikert. "There's a lot of history here, and sadly, it's very changed now."
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The American Red Cross of Massachusetts is assisting people who were displaced, Murphy said.
Police said people living in the area should expect power outages, as well as discoloration and pressure issues with their water.
Murphy noted that most of the homes affected are worth between $700,000 and $1 million.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.