2 firefighters injured rescuing grandparents from Somerville fire

Two firefighters were taken to Massachusetts General Hospital overnight after being hurt at a fire in Somerville where two grandparents needed rescuing.The fire at a home on Kensington Avenue was reported just after 2 a.m. First responders found heavy fire in the basement and learned that two older occupants were trapped on the second floor. Those residents were rescued by ladder. “They had to get pulled down from the top porch because they weren’t able to get (out) from the front or back stairs,” said Peter Lancaster, a resident of the home who identified the rescued individuals as his grandparents.Lancaster said he awoke to smoke in his room on the first floor.”He wanted all of us to run out of the house because something was happening,” Lancaster said about his grandfather. “Some flame was coming from the basement.”Two firefighters suffered injuries during the response.”They’re doing well. I can’t really discuss their injuries at this point. Not life-threatening. They’ll be okay,” said Chief Charles Breen.The fire went to three alarms, with companies from surrounding towns called in to assist. The Red Cross said it is assisting three adults and four children who were displaced by the fire. Officials said the cause of the fire is not yet known.

Two firefighters were taken to Massachusetts General Hospital overnight after being hurt at a fire in Somerville where two grandparents needed rescuing.

The fire at a home on Kensington Avenue was reported just after 2 a.m. First responders found heavy fire in the basement and learned that two older occupants were trapped on the second floor.

Those residents were rescued by ladder.

“They had to get pulled down from the top porch because they weren’t able to get (out) from the front or back stairs,” said Peter Lancaster, a resident of the home who identified the rescued individuals as his grandparents.

Lancaster said he awoke to smoke in his room on the first floor.

“He wanted all of us to run out of the house because something was happening,” Lancaster said about his grandfather. “Some flame was coming from the basement.”

Two firefighters suffered injuries during the response.

“They’re doing well. I can’t really discuss their injuries at this point. Not life-threatening. They’ll be okay,” said Chief Charles Breen.

The fire went to three alarms, with companies from surrounding towns called in to assist. The Red Cross said it is assisting three adults and four children who were displaced by the fire.

Officials said the cause of the fire is not yet known.

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