2 firefighters, 1 resident injured in Everett blaze

EVERETT, MASS. (WHDH) - Fire officials are investigating a raging, three-alarm blaze that ripped through a three-story home in Everett and left two firefighters burned and one resident hospitalized.

Fire crews responding to a reported structure fire in a three-story, multi-family home on Morris Street about 2 p.m. found residents fleeing and flames and smoke pouring out of the building, officials said. The fire, which sparked in the basement, quickly raced all the way to the roof, officials said.

Two firefighters who suffered second- and third-degree burns and one woman rescued from the second floor were rushed by ambulance to Mass General Hospital in Boston.

One of the injured firefighters was a lieutenant with about 20 years experience and the other had been with the department for about four years, fire officials said.

Neither of their names have been released.

Photos taken at the scene showed flames shooting out of the roof and fire crews using a ladder to rescue a woman who was trapped on the second floor.

The American Red Cross is assisting the 19 people — including four children — who were displaced by the blaze.

The cause of the fire, which caused an estimated $500,000 in damage, remains under investigation.

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