A fire that damaged the Pleasant Street building that houses the Bang Tin Metal Art Gallery Thursday afternoon has left two tenants temporarily homeless, fire officials said.
Shortly before 4 p.m Thursday, Marblehead firefighters responded to a structure fire at 124 Pleasant St. and battled through some extremely cold weather to put it out.
Although local fire crews were able to snuff out the fire before it consumed the building, Fire Capt. Michael Porter said there was just no way the upstairs tenants could remain in the building.
"The Light Department showed up and cut the power and when the wire inspector was there he went up and found a couple of wires that had been cut in the wall and determined that it would have been too dangerous to have live wires so the power was kept off for the night," Porter said.
And with low temperatures in the teens and no power, Porter said the tenants were scrambling to get their plumber to drain the system.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, Porter said.
Marblehead Patch will be posting additional information as it becomes available.