Firefighters had several lines going to try and tame a fearsome fire at a Revere apartment building on Sunday, (Owen O'Rourke)
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Massive fire tears through Revere apartment building

REVERE — Three firefighters were hospitalized and more than 120 residents are without a home after a massive fire tore through a Franklin Avenue apartment building on Sunday.

The five-alarm fire started shortly, and built quickly after 2 p.m. at 10 Franklin Ave. Firefighters from Revere and several surrounding communities attacked the blaze from all sides, but the burning structure's roof eventually gave way.

The blaze burned through the roof and crews broke it down further by dumping massive amounts of water on the top of the structure through a "surround and drown" defensive strategy.

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