Four adults and a child were displaced early Friday morning by a two-alarm fire on Brookview Road in Dorchester.
As the heavy fire engulfed the two-story, wood-frame building around 3 a.m., Boston firefighters worked to knock it down and rescue those inside, the department shared Twitter.
Two adults and a child were rescued from the second floor of the rear of the building and transported to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries, the department reported.
“They were captured. They were hanging out the window,” Deputy Fire Chief Scott Malone told reporters at the scene, according to The Boston Globe. “Because the fire had so badly engulfed the front of the building, they were hanging out of the window, mostly for air. Without the rescue, Ladder 29 would not have succeeded.”
A cat was also rescued from the house, WHDH reported.
The Red Cross is working to help those displaced find other housing, the department said.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Check out photos from the scene, shared by the Boston Fire Department on Twitter, below:
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