Fire damages 3 buildings in downtown Lowell


Firefighters knocked down a building at 147-151 East Merrimack St. on Saturday after extinguishing a fire that ignited around noon and caused smoke damage to two other buildings. Deputy Chief Jeff Winward arrived at 5:30 p.m., after the flame was put out, and said that two companies remained in the commercial and residential area of downtown Lowell past 11 p.m. hosing down hot spots and debris. There were no injuries, but the Red Cross provided emergency funds for food and clothing to three residents from the apartment building next door, which sustained smoke and water damage. A barber shop, a Brazilian variety store, and law offices, including those of state Representative Colleen Garry, were destroyed by the fire. Preliminary investigations suggest the fire was accidental.

Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
We hope you've enjoyed your free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of