1 hospitalized, dozens evacuated in Lowell fire

1 hospitalized, dozens evacuated in Lowell fire

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LOWELL, Mass. — One person was hospitalized for smoke inhalation after a fire in Lowell early Saturday morning.

Fire officials say floors collapsed under the blaze when a heavy fire started in the back corner of the building on Mount Vernon Street near Cross Street and Broadway.

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Dozens of people were reportedly evacuated from their homes.

Crews said the fire was contained to one building, but heat was going to be a concern as the sun came up Saturday morning.

Firefighters remained on scene to monitor hot spots.