Three alarm fire in Chelsea displaces 15 people

Officials are investigating a three-alarm fire in Chelsea that displaced approximately 15 people Friday afternoon from a three-family home.

Three firefighters were also injured in the fire at the wood-frame building at 127 Shurtleff Ave. around 4:30 p.m., Chelsea Fire Department Chief Leonard Albanese said.

Upon arrival, firefighters saw heavy fire in the area of the front porch on the third floor, and quickly called for a third alarm, he said.


There were no civilian injuries, but the three firefighters suffered non-life threatening injuries, Albanese said.

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The fire was extinguished in about two hours.

The Red Cross is providing assistance to residents displaced by the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, Albanese said.

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