Large fire damages 2 homes in New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD, MASS. (WHDH) - A three-alarm fire destroyed a home and spread to a second home in New Bedford Monday afternoon.

Firefighters responded to 9 Granfield St. for a report of fire and were greeted by fierce flames and heavy smoke. A neighboring home caught fire, prompting a large emergency response. Crews spent several hours battling the flames. It has since been brought under control.

Images from Sky7 showed one heavily-charred home and another with a collapsed roof.

At least two people were hospitalized for smoke inhalation and minor burns. The Red Cross is working with families displaced by the blaze.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

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