BROCKTON, Mass. - Firefighters in Brockton were hard at work Saturday afternoon as they battled a brutal five-alarm fire.
Fire departments from neighboring towns came to assist with the fire after the Brockton Fire Chief ordered the 4th alarm.
The fire at the 1.5 story commercial building began around 3 p.m.
The Brockton Fire Chief said the fire, which took hours to put out, will most likely be a total loss.
5-alarm fire now contained at woodworking construction facility. @Brockton_Fire chief tells me the additional wood & tools inside made this fire heavier, more challenging to put out. Temps in the teens - tough conditions for firefighters. More @boston25 pic.twitter.com/0QvWcoGfND— Litsa Pappas (@LitsaPappas) December 30, 2017
Since the building housed a woodworking construction business, the extra wood and tools inside made it a heavier fire. Colder temperatures made it harder for firefighters to put the flames out as the water would constantly freeze up.
At this moment, it is still unclear what caused the fire.
No injuries have been reported.
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