After a string of fires and explosions forced residents in Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover from their homes Thursday afternoon, the Red Cross opened shelters in each community to assist residents. At least two hotels, one in Boston and the other in Salem, are offering free rooms for people displaced. Local pet care businesses are also offering help.
Here’s a list of places you can turn for accommodations:
Salem Waterfront Hotel and Suites, 225 Derby St., Salem, 978-740-8788
YOTEL Boston, 65 Seaport Blvd., Boston, 617-377-4747
Red Cross Reception Centers:
Parthum Elementary School, 255 East Haverhill St., Lawrence
Arlington Middle School, 150 Arlington St., Lawrence
Cormier Youth Center, 40 Whittier Ct., Andover
Field House at North Andover High School, 430 Osgood St., North Andover
North Andover Middle School, 495 Main St., North Andover
North Shore Dog, 139 Endicott St., Danvers, 978-777-1428
MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, 978-687-7453.Alyssa Meyers can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @ameyers_.