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Firefighters, Residents Narrowly Escape Leominster House Fire

LEOMINSTER (CBS) – Residents and firefighters narrowly escaped danger during an overnight fire in Leominster.

Flames broke out around 2 a.m. Sunday on Mechanic Street.

Two firefighters became trapped by debris and were forced to make a mayday call before they were rescued by a rapid intervention team.

Leominster Fire
Residents and firefighters narrowly escaped from a Leominster fire. (WBZ-TV)

Jane Lyons broke down in tears as she looked at what was left of her daughter's home.

"Thank god everyone is safe," Lyons said.

Lyons said her family, including her 5-month-old grandson Riley narrowly escaped the flames.

"His bedroom is over there and when I woke up, the alarms were going off," she said.

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Damage from an early morning Leominster fire. (WBZ-TV)

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

"Very thankful. If my grandson was in the back bedroom, and that was on the other side of the kitchen, I would be burying them and problem the two of them," said Lyons.

A total of 16 people were displaced by the fire including eight children.

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