8 Buildings Damaged in 6-Alarm Lawrence Fire
State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey and Lawrence Fire Chief Brian Moriarty said that eight buildings were damaged in the 3:27 p.m. fire in the densely population Arlington neighborhood in Lawrence. Three buildings are totally destroyed ( 127-129 Bennington Street, 131-133 Bennington Street, and 137-139 Bennington Street) and five others suffered damage (123-125 Bennington Street, 141-143 Bennington Street, 146 Saratoga Street and 150 Saratoga Street and a 7-bay garage adjacent to that building). The homes on Saratoga Street are single family homes and the other homes were multi-families. Damages are estimated at over $1 million. Three firefighters and one civilian were treated at a local hospital for minor injuries. Two people were rescued from the fire; one by a neighbor and one by firefighters.
The fire is being jointly investigated by the Lawrence Fire and Police Departments and State Police assigned to the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Anyone with photos or video of the fire in its earliest stages is asked to contact Lawrence Fire at 978- 620-3403.
Mutual aid was received from 18 fire departments on the scene and five others provided coverage of Lawrence stations.
Anyone displace by the fire should go to the Arlington School at 151 Arlington Street in Lawrence. The Red Cross is providing assistance.
Electricity will be restored to the neighborhood gradually as it becomes safe to do so.