FITCHBURG (CBS) – There’s no word yet on what caused a four-alarm fire that gutted a strip mall in Fitchburg overnight.
Flames broke out in the complex on River Street around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday and quickly spread to the roof. Part of the building collapsed.READ MORE: Worcester Woman Accused Of Drunk Driving After Crash Leaves Mass. State Police Trooper Injured
A section of the facade came down near a Fitchburg fire lieutenant and just missed hitting him.
No one was inside at the time and authorities say no one was hurt.READ MORE: 'It Will Ravage Your Whole Body': Framingham Man Recovering After 8 Months In Hospital Due To COVID-19
But, Fitchburg fire chief Kevin Roy said some hydrants were buried and others were frozen.
“The sprinkler system in this building has been shut down for a few weeks, it was frozen during the cold weather. Some of the buildings in the strip mall were occupied. Some of them were not,” Roy told reporters.MORE NEWS: Gift Of Over $20 Million For Boston's Esplanade Would Fund New Visitors Center, Outdoor Spaces
The only business in the strip mall currently open is Beamer’s Pub. The others are vacant.