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Three-alarm fire leaves 10 homeless in Belmont

Temperatures were so high that cars parked next to the structure had parts melt.

Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff

Temperatures were so high that cars parked next to the structure had parts melt.

Ten people were left homeless this morning after a three-alarm fire tore through their home in Belmont, causing the roof to collapse, officials said.

No injuries were reported.

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Belmont firefighters responded to the blaze at 53 Marlboro St. just after midnight, according to Belmont Police Assistant Chief James MacIsaac.

Heavy flames caused the roof of the two-family home to collapse, displacing ten people, officials said.

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Red Cross volunteers responded to provide emergency shelter and funds to the six residents who had remained at the scene this morning. The remaining four residents will meet with volunteers later today for assistance, according to spokeswoman Ashley Studley.

The fire was extinguished by early today, but firefighters remain at the scene.

The cause is under investigation by the Belmont fire department, MacIsaac said.

Catalina Gaitan can be reached at catalina.gaitan@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter at @catalina_gaitan.
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