Latest News: 30 displaced, 6 hospitalized after overnight house fire in Chelsea – Boston News, Weather, Sports

CHELSEA, MASS. (WHDH) – At least six people have been injured and 30 left homeless after crews worked to put out a fire in Chelsea overnight.

Officials told 7NEWS that a person had to be rescued by a ladder after a fire broke out at the back of a house in Cottage Street sometime before 12.30pm.

Two firefighters were among the six people injured on Wednesday morning. Video sent to 7NEWS showed at least one firefighter passing flames at ground level at the scene, seconds before what witnesses described as a loud explosion.

Chelsea Fire is still investigating the cause of the blaze, but told 7NEWS it appeared to have started on one of the home’s back porches and burned through all three floors of the building.

It is believed that 23 adults and 9 children were in the building at the time, with almost all of the residents able to leave on their own except for one person who had to be rescued by a ladder.

According to the Chelsea fire chief, the two firefighters injured in the blaze suffered injuries related to exhaustion.

It’s a developing story; stay with 7NEWS live and online for the latest updates.

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