18 left homeless after Brockton fire

10brockton - Brockton,MA 01/09/13 Brockton firefighters battled a three-alarm fire in a triple decker on Park Street just before midnight last night. Eighteen people were displaced, two with minor injuries, and several dogs died in the fire. ( George Rizer for the Boston Globe)
Eighteen people were displaced and several dogs died in the fire. George Rizer for The Boston Globe

Sixteen adults and two children are homeless following a three-alarm fire in Brockton early this morning, the American Red Cross said.

The Red Cross sent volunteers to a fire at 33/35 Park St. in Brockton at 2:55 a.m., where the 18 people fled the building in their pajamas, spokeswoman Ashley Studley said in an e-mail. The building appears to be a three-story multi-family residence.

The city of Brockton bused those displaced by the fire to a hotel. Red Cross volunteers provided food and clothing, along with toys for the children.

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No further information was immediately available.

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