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Firefighters battle 4-alarm fire on Hill Avenue in Wakefield; 13 injured

The fire started at around 2 p.m. in

The fire started at around 2 p.m. in a two-story residential building at 4523 Hill Ave. (Credit: News 12)

A massive four-alarm fire left five families without their homes in Wakefield Wednesday afternoon.

It started at around 2 p.m. in a two-story residential building at 4523 Hill Ave., near East 241st Street. It ripped through a second home, leaving a total of 21 people displaced.

Officials say the fire started in the back of the house, though it is unclear at this time what caused it.

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