Four adults and one child were moved by a two-alarm fire early Friday morning on Brookview Road in Dorchester.
As a massive fire engulfed the 2.5-story wood-frame home around 3 a.m., Boston firefighters worked to knock it down and rescue those inside, the department shared on Twitter.
Two of the adults and the child were rescued from the second floor at the rear of the building and taken to an area hospital for treatment for minor injuries, the department reported.
“They were trapped. They were hanging out the window,” Deputy Fire Chief Scott Malone told reporters at the scene, according to The Boston Globe. “Because the fire was so involved in the front of the building that they were hanging out the window, basically for air. Without Ladder 29’s rescue, they wouldn’t have made it.
A cat was also rescued from the home, WHDH reported.
The Red Cross is working to help displaced people find alternative accommodation, the department said.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
See photos from the scene below, as shared by the Boston Fire Department on Twitter:
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