2 taken to hospital, 9 displaced after fire tears through Dorchester home

BOSTON — Two people were taken to the hospital and nine people were displaced after a massive fire tore through a multi-family home in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood on Friday afternoon, officials said.

Crews responding to a report of a fire on Sargent Street around 3:45 p.m. found flames shooting from a two-and-a-half-story building, according to the Boston Fire Department.

A photo from the scene showed firefighters on a ladder truck working to control the flames. The fire was quickly knocked down but the home was heavily damaged.

Two people were transported from the scene with minor burn injuries.

Firefighters were also able to rescue a cat.

The blaze started on the second floor of the home and spread to the attic, according to fire officials.

The Red Cross is assisting the residents who were displaced.

An investigation remains ongoing.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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