WESTFORD (CBS) – Firefighters believe an ice dam may have triggered a three-alarm fire at a Westford apartment building.
Residents called 911 just before noon on Wednesday after smelling gas at 9 Bandon Circle.READ MORE: Corruption Case Of Former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia Heads To Jurors
Firefighters, who were slowed by several feet of snow in the area, found a gas meter at the back of the home that was leaking.READ MORE: Massachusetts Reports 446 New COVID Cases, 14 Additional Deaths
While firefighters were checking the area, flames ignited near the back of the building.
Investigators said it is possible an ice dam gave way and ruptured the gas meter, causing the gas to ignite.MORE NEWS: Chipotle Increasing Restaurant Wages, Says Some Employees Can Make $100,000 After 3 Years On The Job
Four families were displaced by the flames, though no injuries were reported.