Brockton: Afternoon Fire Displaces 13 People

A Thursday afternoon fire in Brockton has left 13 people displaced. 

Fire officials tell WATD News that crews were called to Florence St. around 3 p.m. over a report of a fire at a home. 

The fire began on an exterior porch before making its way into the home. 

The fire was knocked down and no injuries were reported. 

However, fire officials say the home sustained “substantial damage.” 

An investigation has determined that the fire was caused by the careless disposal of smoking materials. 


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About Dan McCready

Dan McCready is a South Shore native who’s happy to be back working in his home region. After graduating from Catholic Memorial High School, GO KNIGHTS! Dan attended Suffolk University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Communications. After college Dan worked as a standup comic and actor appearing in several theatrical productions, independent films, and worked as a background extra in films and TV shows including Fever Pitch, Underdog, and Brotherhood while also working as a weekend overnight DJ on Easy 99.1. Eventually Dan began covering the Boston entertainment scene for Production Live Online and, after being bit by the journalism bug, decided to further his studies at Northeastern University, where he earned his master's degree. Since that time Dan has worked across many media platforms for organizations including the Patriot Ledger, Cape Cod Broadcasting, and 1420 WBSM in New Bedford. Dan is currently residing in Milton and enjoys hanging out with friends, candlepin bowling, playing video games, and making videos for his fledgling YouTube Channel.