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Firefighters quickly quell three-alarm Newton blaze

Newton firefighters responded to a three-alarm fire at a home on Hammond Street early Thursday morning.

The home was a large slate-roofed, single-family house in the Chestnut Hill area, said Lieutenant Eric Fricke, a spokesman for the Fire Department.

A central alarm alerted the Fire Department at about 4:40 a.m., while the smoke alarms in the home woke the occupants in time for them to evacuate the house.

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No occupants or firefighters were injured, and the fire was knocked down in about a half-hour, Fricke said. The home sustained heavy smoke and water damage.

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The blaze is believed to have started in a second-floor bedroom, Fricke said. Fire investigators are looking into a possible cause.

Access to Middlesex Road from Hammond Street was blocked for a a few hours and has since been reopened.

Martine Finucane of Globe staff contributed to this report. Jennifer Smith can be reached at jennifer.smith@globe.com.