The fire was brought under control at approximately 3:45. They received mutual aid from Medford, Cambridge and Boston.
There was extensive fire damage to the upper floors and water damage to the first floor. The residents on the first floor evacuated safely. Nobody was home at the time on the second floor where the fire originated. The family cat was safely removed from the first floor apartment by fire fighters. Two families were displaced and the Red Cross responded to assist them in finding shelter.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation at this time.
~Deputy Chief Peter St.Clair