LEWISTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Fire crews worked overnight trying to extinguish a massive fire that spread to at least five apartment buildings on Bartlett Street. That's just one street over from that devastating fire on Blake Street earlier this week. At least one of those buildings is on Pierce Street.
The fire erupted shortly after 10PM on Friday. As of 1AM, the fire was still spreading. There haven't been any reports of injuries.
Police are asking everyone to stay clear of the Bartlett Street area as they try to control and extinguish the flames.
Smoke has poured out onto the streets and could be seen from Auburn.
There's no doubt several families will be displaced, but the Red Cross says its resources have been stretched thin this week. Volunteers are working quickly to find shelter for the victims of this fire.
No word on a cause at this time.