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The Boston Globe


Lawrence blaze destroys building

A fast-burning fire that may have been sparked by a dry Christmas tree reduced a two-family home in Lawrence nearly to ashes Friday night and melted vinyl-sided walls on nearby houses.

Residents told firefighters and neighbors that the fire began after a dry Christmas tree ignited. Acting Lawrence Deputy Fire Chief Perry DiNatale said fire officials are investigating the blaze and have not determined its cause.

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