BROCKTON, MASS. (WHDH) – Nine people have been left homeless on Friday morning after a fire was reignited at a house on Bartlett Street in Brockton.
Officials say the fire started in the home’s basement around 8 p.m. Thursday, and firefighters thought they had put it out. However, the fire spread through the back of the house to the third floor.
Firefighters say one of the major challenges they faced was the design of the house, which lacks fire walls, making the blazes harder to fight. Neighbors even jumped in to help, one trying to hold down the flames with a garden hose.
Investigators believe the fire was caused by lithium-ion batteries in the basement.
No injuries were reported.
The main fire was extinguished by 5:30 a.m. Friday, but firefighters remain on site to monitor the source of the fire.
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