Six hospitalized, more than 30 displaced in Chelsea fire


“It was a very, very laborious fire – five business alarms, all of our mutual aid partners.”

Firefighters responded to 32-34 Cottage St. around 12:20 p.m. and found the six-family building in flames, Chelsea Fire Deputy Chief Michael Masucci said. Boston News 25

A fire in Chelsea on Wednesday morning took six people to hospital and left more than 30 people homeless.

The five-alarm fire engulfed a three-story home just after midnight on Cottage Street on Wednesday morning, according to NBC Boston.

“It was a very, very laborious fire – five business alarms, all of our mutual aid partners. Our first companies to come have done a great job — a great job. Very solid work to contain this in the original building,” said Chelsea Fire Chief Leonard Albanese, according to WCVB.

The entire rear of the building was burning on all three floors, according to Albanese.

Of the six people rushed to the hospital, two were firefighters, according to Boston 25 News.

One person on the third floor was rescued by firefighters, but the rest of the people in the building got out on their own, according to Boston 25 News.

A total of 23 adults and nine children have been forced to evacuate the home, according to Boston 25 News, and the Red Cross is helping them.

The state fire marshal’s office is currently investigating the fire, according to Boston 25 News.


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