A number of Individuals Rescued From Fireplace At Multi-Household Residence In Taunton

TAUNTON (CBS) – A number of individuals have been rescued from a large hearth on Harrison Road in Taunton Tuesday evening.

Firefighters responded to the multi-family dwelling at about eight:20 pm and used a ladder to rescue a person from a second-floor balcony as the hearth burned shut by. The person was aware and alert and didn’t require medical help.

“Cops occurred to be within the space, they have been right here inside seconds and noticed individuals evacuating the houses leaping out of the second ground home windows onto the porch,” stated Lt. Eric Nichols of Taunton Police.

The hearth shortly unfold by means of the six flats within the constructing. All residents are believed to have made it out safely.

At about 10:30 pm, the roof collapsed into the constructing as firefighters have been battling the hearth.

Fireplace destroys dwelling on Harrison Road in Taunton (Picture courtesy Taunton Fireplace Division)

One firefighter was handled on the scene for heat-related points.

About 35 firefighters, eight engines and two ladder vans from 4 completely different cities responded to the hearth.

The scene is anticipated to stay energetic for a number of hours. Harrison Road and Route 44 can be closed whereas the hearth is investigated.

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