4 hospitalized, multiple families displaced following Hull house fire

HULL, MASS. (WHDH) - Four people were hospitalized and multiple families were displaced after a Hull home went up in flames early Friday morning.

Firefighters responding to D Street around 4 a.m. found heavy fire and smoke pouring out of the windows of a four-unit house.

Everyone got outside before first responders arrived but four people were transported to the hospital, according to Hull Fire Chief Christopher J. Russo. Their current conditions have not been released.

The American Red Cross reported that multiple families have been displaced, with Russo adding that 16 people lived in the home.

A preliminary investigation suggests that the fire began on the first floor before traveling through the walls and up into the attic.

“We had to put multiple vent holes in the roof to get at this thing,” Russo said. “It’s just in a real tricky spot for us.”

Crews battled hot spots throughout the morning.

The cause remains under investigation.

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