• Fire destroys three-family home in Saugus


    SAUGUS, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – A three-alarm fire destroyed a home early Wednesday morning in Saugus.

    Flames ripped through a three-family residence at 11 Taylor St. around 2:30 a.m., according to fire officials, who said the blaze started on the second floor.

    One resident got up and tried to turn a light on. When it didn't come on, he heard a crackling noise and checked the attic. That's when he saw smoke, officials said.

    No injuries were reported. All the residents who live at the home got out OK, but a cat is missing.
    It's not known whether the smoke detectors were working.

    The damage to the home is estimated to be worth about $450,000.

    Officials said an electrical problem may have caused the fire, but they are still investigating.

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