Firefighter hurt, more than 20 people displaced after blaze tears through multi-unit home in Chelsea

CHELSEA, Mass. — A firefighter was taken to the hospital and more than 20 people were forced out of their home after a massive fire broke out in Chelsea on Tuesday morning.

Firefighters responding to Blossom Street around 1:00 a.m. found heavy flames spewing from the back porch of a multi-family home, according to the Chelsea Fire Department.

Deputy Fire Chief Michael Masucci said the heat and humidity presented a problem for responding crews, and their big concern was the fire spreading to a nearby home.

Video taken by Paul Koolloian showed raging flames tearing through the porch area.

The injured firefighter was taken to a Boston hospital. He is expected to be OK. No other injuries were reported.

Two cats were also rescued from the six-unit building, according to Masucci.

The building is considered a total loss.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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