Massive fire rages, destroys Everett home
EVERETT, Mass. (WHDH) -- A large fire erupted early Thursday morning at a three-story home on Elm Street in Everett.
The four people who lived in the home stood frozen across the street with their eyes fixated on the glow of flames from the windows that was destroying what was inside.
“I’m trying to tell the people they can come in my house because I have an empty first floor, to get out of the cold, but they didn’t want to come in,” said a neighbor.
Carol Pini pulled a baby doll from her jacket. It was the only thing she could save from her home.
“This is my mother’s doll. My mother would have been about 100 years old,” said Pini.
Pini had no idea her house was on fire.
“The lady up there was banging on my door and she woke me up,” said Penny.
It wasn’t long before other people who live in the area woke up too.
“When I first heard it made a big loud boom. Then the second there was boom again,” said Anthony Cook, a neighbor.
“That's when I jumped up and came on the porch. The whole back of the house was lit up,” said a neighbor.
At one point the fire was so intense firefighters were ordered out of the building.
The fire was extinguished. Now, Pini wonders if she can ever get back in.
“There’s a lot of things are important to me -- my kid's pictures -- we can't bring them back,” said Pini.
A building inspector will go to the scene to determine if anyone can enter the structure. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.