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Dozens Displaced By 2 Fires On A Frigid Thanksgiving Night

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Dozens of people in Massachusetts have been displaced from their homes by a pair of fires on a Thanksgiving night when temperatures dipped into the teens.

Fire officials say about two dozen people were left homeless by a fire in Lowell reported at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday that destroyed two homes and damaged a third. The Sun of Lowell reports that one firefighter was also treated for smoke inhalation.

In Lynn, officials say all 17 residents of a multi-unit home escaped unharmed when a fire broke out at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

The Daily Item of Lynn says firefighters from several surrounding communities helped battle the blaze and the MBTA brought in buses so residents could stay warm.

The causes of both fires remain under investigation.

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