Brockton: Five families left homeless by weekend fire

 A weekend fire in Brockton has authorities searching for a cause, and five families searching for a place to live.

The blaze at 466 Main St. broke out at approximately 1:30 a.m. Sunday and went to two alarms.

Brockton Fire Captain Robert McGrann told WATD that when crews arrived on the scene, there was heavy fire on the first floor of the three-floor wood framed dwelling.

It took less than an hour to douse the flames.

In all, 17 people were rescued, five of them children including a two-month-old girl.

The Red Cross is assisting the victims with emergency housing, food, and other basic necessities.

The only injury reported was to a Brockton firefighter who broke an ankle.

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About Garo Hagopian

Garo Hagopian has been a member of the WATD family as a weekend news anchor since 2008, and has been a writer-producer-editor at WBZ in Boston since 1996.