Floodwaters are believed to be behind the cause of a fire that destroyed two homes in Scituate and threatened several others.
The homes are located on Seventh Avenue. Floodwaters were so high on the street, the entire neighborhood was evacuated earlier today.
According to WBZ’s Joe Joyce, the fire started in one home around 6:30 a.m. It is believed the rising floodwaters reached the home’s electrical unit, which sparked the fire.
The wind quickly pushed the fire over to a second home, located only six feet away.
In all, five houses were in danger of burning. Firefighters kept soaking the houses to prevent them from catching fire.
Some firefighters were wading in neck-deep water to reach the burning homes.
Raw Video: Coastal storm cuts fire department's access. At least two homes damaged by flames in Scituate, Massachusetts.