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Revere firefighters rescued two occupants during an intentionally set fire on the 4th floor hallway


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By Irene Rotondo

REVERE, Mass. — Local fire officials say they believe a two-alarm fire at an apartment in Revere on Sunday that injured two people was intentionally lit, prompting law enforcement to ask for the public’s help.

Firefighters had arrived at the apartment complex at 20 Oark Ave. around 5:49 p.m. on Nov. 5, and had to rescue two people from inside the multi-unit building, according to Revere Fire Chief Christopher P. Bright, Revere Police Chief David J. Callahan, and State Fire Marshal Jon M. Davine.

Both people were brought to a nearby hospital. Officials said dozens of others were displaced from their homes because of the fire.

Based on a preliminary investigation, which included witness interviews, an examination of the scene, and other evidence, the officials said they believed the fire had been intentionally set.

“This incident could have caused a devastating tragedy,” said Bright.