Fire Tears Through Popular Haverhill Fitness Club


STOUGHTON, AVON, BROCKTON AREA. IF YOU NORMALLY DRIVE IN ON EXPRESSWAY FOR WORK, YOU SHOULD TAKE THE COMMUTER RAIL TODAY. IT WILL GET YOU THERE QUICKER THAN SITTING IN ALMOST 90 MINUTES WORTH OF BACKUPS. AN UPDATE ON THE BREAKING NEWS OUT OF HAVERHILL. CREWS BATTLING A HUGE FIRE AT A FITNESS CENTER. YOU CAN SEE HOW INTENSE THE FIRE WAS LAST NIGHT. ON A MILER IS LIVE ON THE SCENE WITH THE LATEST. Reporter: FIRE CREWS ARE WORKING TO PUT OUT THE FLAMES AT THIS POPULAR FITNESS CENTER. FIREFIGHTERS JUST PULLED APART A WHILE REVEALING MORE FLAMES INSIDE. THEY ARE NOW REACHING UP TO THE ROOF TOPS. DAYLIGHT IS ALSO GIVING US A BETTER LOOK AT THE DAMAGE. THE CENTER OF THE ROOFTOP IS CHARRED AND CAVING IN. CREWS ARE STILL OUT HERE DUMPING WATER ON THE BUILDING. I WANTED TO SHOW YOU VIDEO FROM EARLIER OF THE MASSIVE — THE FLAMES CONSUMING THE HEALTH AND FITNESS CENTER IN HAVERHILL. THE FACEBOOK ACCOUNT SAYS THAT NO ONE WAS IN THE BUILDING WHEN THE FIRE BROKE OUT. EVERYONE IS SAFE. SOME MEMBERS ARE COMMENTING ON FACEBOOK SAY THAT THIS IS HEARTBREAKING TO SEE. THEY SAY THAT THIS IS LIKE A SECOND HOME TO THEM. FIRE CREWS TELL ME THAT THE FLAMES STARTED AT AROUND 2:00 THIS MORNING AND THEY WENT TO A THREE ALARM FIRE. THERE ARE HOUSES BEHIND THE FITNESS CENTER. WE SPOKE WITH A NEIGHBOR A FEW MOMENTS AGO. YOU CAN TAKE A LISTEN. I WOKE UP AT MY NORMAL WAKE- UP TIME BECAUSE THIS IS MY DAYS OFF. I WAKE UP AT 4:00 NORMALLY. I JUST COME INTO THE KITCHEN AND I COULD SEE THE LIGHTS WERE THEY DID NOT BELONG. I LOOKED CLOSER AND I COULD SEE THE SMOKE. Reporter: THERE IS A GROUP OF NEIGHBORS ACTUALLY OUT HERE LOOKING ON. THEY ARE STILL — THERE ARE STILL FLAMES COMING OUT OF THE BUILDING. THERE’S AN ACTIVE SCENE WITH CREWS DUMPING WATER ON THE BUILDING. WE HAVE NOT TALKED TO THE CHIEF YET BECAUSE THE CREWS HAVE BEEN

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