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10 people displaced in post-Christmas fire in Fall River



A Saturday afternoon fire has displaced several residents in Fall River.

A call came into dispatch at approximately 2:05 p.m. for smoke showing at 195 Raymond Street.

Upon arrival, firefighters encountered fire and smoke on the first floor of the 3-story-residence.

According to Fall River District Fire Chief Michael Costa, crews contained the blaze to the first floor and had the flames knocked down in 10-15 minutes.

According to the Red Cross, 5 adults and 5 children have been displaced and are being assisted.

Damage to the structure and it’s contents were estimated at roughly $30,000.

The exact cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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