A 4 alarm fire riped through a 3 story wood frame multi family dwelling shortly before 3 am in Gloucester Ma. The fire swept through the building completely engulfing it till it collapsed in on it self. The fire fighters efforts were hampered when two of the hydrents on the street were dry. Lines were layed in from three quarters of a mile away. Allthough the building was completely destroyed firefighters did make a good effort at stoping the fire from spreading to three exposeures.there was one minor injury

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