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A blaze erupted in a building in Salem, Massachusetts, Monday, officials said.

A neighboring home was also on fire, according to the Salem Fire Department.

The department and city officials urged people to avoid the area of ​​the fire, on Hancock Street.

Flames shooting from a house fire in Salem, Massachusetts, on Monday, May, 9, 2022.

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Flames shooting from a house fire in Salem, Massachusetts, on Monday, May, 9, 2022.

Hancock Street is south of Salem’s historic downtown.

The plume of smoke from the blaze was appearing on NBC10 Boston’s radar.

Officials announced multiple road closures, including Canal Street between Washington Street and Laurel Street; Hancock Street at Canal Street; Canal Street at Gardner Street; Gardner Street at Cabot Street; and Cabot Street at Roslyn Street.

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