Fire Dept.: 2 Saved From Burning Home in Brockton, Massachusetts

The fire was reported shortly before 8:30 a.m. on Howland Street

Two people were rescued from a burning home in Brockton, Massachusetts, Thursday morning.

Brockton Fire said two people were taken out of the burning home at 29 Howland St. and are okay after being treated at the scene. 

Neighbors say they woke up to flames shooting out of the home, where people were sleeping inside, unaware the building was on fire.

One person was asleep on the first floor, and another was in the basement, according to the fire department.

Firefighters say the home will be uninhabitable for quite some time, and they're still working to figure out why the smoke detectors inside apparently did not go off.

"It's very important to have smoke detectors checked, make sure they're working and to have proper egresses from your sleeping quarters," Brockton Fire Captain Jeff Marchetti said. "Three bedrooms in the basement is not safe and smoke detectors obviously would have helped these people be alerted prior to us getting there."

Photos and video from the scene showed flames shooting out of a residence.

At 10 a.m., crews were still working on overhauling the scene, tearing apart debris to make sure the fire doesn't flare up again.

The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.

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