Fire destroys Worcester apartment building

Heavy smoke poured from a building on West Street in Worcester, early Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (NECN)

A fire that broke out before dawn Friday destroyed an apartment building in Worcester, displacing 15 tenants.

The fire started in the basement of the building on West Street but quickly spread.

Firefighters had to evacuate when it appeared the building would collapse.

There was no immediate report of injuries.

Fire officials said frozen fire hydrants made things more difficult.

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