SOMERVILLE, MASS. (WHDH) - A Somerville man raced throughout a burning multi-family home to alert his fellow residents of a fast-moving blaze that had begun to spread to an adjacent building early Monday morning.

Chris Jeffrey-Paul, who lives on the second floor of the three-story home on Jackson Street and Bradley Road, says he ran door-to-door to make sure everyone got out safely as flames started to roar around 3 a.m.

“I saw like firecrackers from my room. I woke up and saw from the window that the fire was burning so I knocked on everyone’s door making sure my roommates were out,” he recalled.

Firefighters responding to the residence discovered that flames from a car fire in the driveway spread to the multi-family house, according to the Somerville fire chief. It then spread to an adjacent multi-family home.

The blaze displaced 15 adults and two children.

There were no reported injuries.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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

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