MALDEN, MASS. (WHDH) - Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire at a multi-family home in Malden that sent one firefighter to the hospital on Friday, officials said.

Emergency crews responding to the flames at the home on Whitman Street on Friday night said all four residents living in the building got out safely but one firefighter hurt his leg and was taken to the hospital.

One tenant told 7News she ran down from the third floor through smoke to escape the fire.

“When we looked it was kind of the front half, then all of a sudden we saw it move to the attic, and then the back half of the house unfortunately” neighbor Alexis Ricks said.

Crews think the fire may have started in the second floor apartment of the building.

“The fire was fairly well advanced when we first fire company arrived,” Malden Fire Chief William Sullivan said at the scene.

Former homeowner Joanie Fucci was saddened to see the home up in flames.

“All of my childhood memories just gone,” she said.

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