Firefighter Injured Battling 3-Alarm Blaze in Newton, Massachusetts

The blaze appears to have started in the attic

A firefighter was injured battling a 3-alarm blaze in Newton, Massachusetts, on Monday afternoon.

The fire was first reported at 16 Merrill Rd. around 1:30 p.m. It appears to have started in the attic.

Newton Fire Lt. Eric Fricke said all of the occupants were able to escape safely. He said one firefighter was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The fire department said the flames were difficult to reach due to the slate shingle roof on the home.

Ward Street was temporarily closed eastbound at Nobscot and Hammond Street was closed northbound at Commonwealth Avenue due to the fire. Motorists were urged to avoid the area.

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