• 2 families escape massive blaze in North Brookfield

    By: Malini Basu

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    NORTH BROOKFIELD, Mass. - One man living in a North Brookfield triple-decker ran out of the house moments before it went up in flames Monday. 

    Luckily, there were no injuries reported in the blaze. 

    There was heavy fire running up from the first and second floor, traveled up the stair case," North Brookfield Fire Chief Joseph Holway said.

    The fire started just after 4 p.m. on Nursery Avenue. The fire was so intense, it took firefighters hours to put it out. 

    "My son came in and told me my neighbor's house is on fire," Robin Drolet told Boston 25 News. "It took them two hours to put the fire out. It was pretty big."

    Two families live in the home. 

    "Brian, the guy upstairs walked out with nothing," Drolet said. "I don’t think he got his phone, he didn’t even have a jacket on."

    Dozens of firefighters from several towns helped get the fire under control.

    Neighbors said the children that live in the house are under the age of 10. Officials said the fire started in the back of the house and they are still trying to figure out how.

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