Three-alarm Swampscott fire prompts evacuations
No injuries were reported in an early-morning, three-alarm fire at a large home in Swampscott.
Fire officials say flames tore through the roof of the house on Humphrey Street. The three-alarm fire was first reported around 5 a.m. on Tuesday and was brought under control about one hour later. The cause is not known.
Authorities said members of a family were home at the time of the blaze, but got out safely.
The fire, at 670 Humphrey Street, prompted local officials to evacuate neighbors from surrounding buildings. Firefighters from Lynn, Marblehead, and Peabody also responded to the call.
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Material from the Associated Press was used in this report.