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Site of fatal Lowell fire to be torn down

The building where seven people died in a Lowell fire will be torn down this week, according to a report.

boston lowell branch street fire fatal fire The remains of the Branch Street building that caught fire July 10. Seven people, including three children, were killed.
Credit: Nicolaus Czarnecki/Metro

The site of the deadliest fire in Massachusetts in 20 years will be torn down this week.

The three-story building on Branch Street will be demolished on Tuesday, according to WBZ. Three children and four adults were killed in the Lowell fire that tore through the apartment building on Thursday.

Authorities have not said what caused the fatal fire. Investigators are still sifting through evidence, records and witness statements.

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The fire hurt other residents and a firefighter and displaced dozens who lived in the building. A fund was set up to help those impacted by the fire.

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