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2-alarm fire heavily damages Fall River home

A two-alarm fire severely damaged a multifamily home in Fall River early Friday morning, officials said.

The Fall River Fire Department responded to Robeson Street at 2:29 a.m., said Fall River Police Detective J.D. Costa.

It appeared no one was injured in the blaze, said fire Deputy Chief William Joaquim.

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“It’s going to have to come down today,” said Joaquim of the home. Police Captain Neil Furtado said approximately 16 people were displaced; a statement from the Red Cross indicated the home housed four families. The Red Cross provided two families with lodging and all four with necessary toiletries, the statement said.

The cause of the fire was not clear. It is being investigated by Fall River police and fire, and State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan.

Kiera Blessing can be reached at kiera.blessing@globe.com.