Several Fire Departments Help Battle Blaze at Merrimac Home

One family was displaced by the blaze

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Multiple departments assisted in fighting a fire Monday morning in Merrimac, Massachusetts, Monday morning, according to officials.

Authorities say they arrived around 7:30 a.m. to a Church Street home that was occupied by two families with visible smoke coming from the building.



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Photo Courtesy of John Guilfoil, Merrimac Fire Department

Crews say the smoke was coming from the common wall separating the two homes. Firefighters say they were unable to use the fire hydrants because of freezing temperatures, so they resorted to using water on board their trucks. According to crews, it didn't prevent them from getting the fire under control in time.

Authorities say the fire was brought under control by 8:42 a.m.

No one in the house was injured, although authorities say one of the two families will have to leave the house while repairs are made.

The Merrimac Fire Department says they received help from fire stations in Amesbury, Salisbury, West Newbury, Newburyport, East Kingston, New Hampshire, and Newton, NH.

Merrimac Police and Merrimac Fire are investigating the cause of the blaze.

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