BRAINTREE, MASS. (WHDH) - A raging blaze ripped through a home in Braintree on Christmas morning.

Crews responding to a report of a fire on Pleasant View Avenue found flames shooting from the home and thick smoke billowing into the air.

Video from the scene showed firefighters attacking the flames on a ladder a truck and from the ground as smoke consumed the neighborhood.

The family inside smelled smoke and rushed outdoors to escape the fire.

The fire has since been knocked down but firefighters are monitoring for hotspots.

The house appeared to be a total loss.

The cause of the fire was not immediately clear.

This is a developing news story; stay with 7NEWS for updates online and on-air.

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