A three-family building was left uninhabitable after a fire in Leominster early Friday morning. No one was injured, the state fire marshal’s office said.
The three-alarm blaze started around 4 a.m. at 18 Pleasant Place, Leominster Deputy Fire Chief Gary Ranno said.
The residents were able to safely evacuate before the fire department arrived.
Officials said it appears the blaze began outside the house, spreading from an outdoor deck. Ranno believes that the fire was accidental in nature.
Firefighters were able to put the blaze out in about an hour.
They were also able to keep the fire from spreading to any of the surrounding homes, but heat from the flames melted the siding of 29 Pleasant Place.
“It’s an extremely tight neighborhood,” Ranno said.Maddie Kilgannon can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @MaddieKilgannon.