CHELSEA, MASS. (WHDH) - More than 20 people were forced out of their homes Monday after a fire broke out in an apartment building in Chelsea, the city’s fire chief said. 

Emergency crews responded to the area on Clinton Street Monday night. 

Later speaking on scene, Chelsea Fire Chief Leonard Albanese said crews responded around 9:30 p.m. to find heavy smoke on the building’s first and second floors. Albanese said firefighters were able to later knock down the fire, which left part of the building visibly charred.

Albanese said everyone, including a bunny, was able to get out of the structure safely. 

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