One local leader is calling it “an Easter miracle” after a fire swept through a series of homes housing more than a dozen families, leaving no one injured.
The blaze, which broke out Friday night, ultimately displaced 73 people from 17 families who are now living in temporary housing in Lawrence, Massachusetts, according to the Associated Press.
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“An Easter miracle,” said City Council President Marc Laplante of the fact no one was hurt by the fire, which is believed to have started on the third-floor balcony of one of the houses. “It’s amazing that we were able to walk away from this.”
Due to high winds, the fire spread from one home’s balcony to five other residences.
It took firefighters from New Hampshire and Massachusetts more than three hours to extinguish the blaze, the AP reported.
In a follow-up tweet posted Sunday, Laplante urged people to donate gift cards and “lightly used clothing” to the families displaced by the tragic fire.
Please be in prayer for the families impacted by the fire, praising God for their physical safety, and asking the Lord to provide for them as they move toward restoration.
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