SOMERVILLE, MASS. (WHDH) - A three-alarm blaze tore through a triple-decker home in Somerville on Friday afternoon.

Crews responding to a report of a fire on Temple Street around 3:30 p.m. found flames shooting from the roof of the wood-frame structure and thick smoke billowing into the air.

Video from SKY7 HD showed several firefighters on ladder trucks working to keep the flames under control. The fire has since been knocked down but the roof was heavily charred.

“A lot of work, a lot of crews. They did a fantastic job getting up in there and just opening it up,” said the Assistant Fire Chief Christopher Major. “It was a tough position with the heat today, but they did a phenomenal job.”

No additional information was available.

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