Firefighters from multiple Massachusetts communities battled a blaze at a multiple-unit senior public housing complex in Maynard on Wednesday morning.
The fire was reported at the Powder Mill Circle apartment complex around 6:30 a.m.
Upon arrival, firefighters encountered heavy smoke and fire coming from the second floor of the building.
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Maynard Fire Chief Angela Lawless said the heavy flames were knocked down by about 7:40 a.m. The fire was confined to one side of the building.
About eight residents were displaced, one of whom was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The American Red Cross is helping the displaced residents find temporary housing.
One Maynard firefighter was also hospitalized with injuries sustained while fighting the fire, but they are expected to be OK.
The Acton and Boxborough fire departments said on Twitter that they provided mutual aid at the scene. Maynard fire officials said Bolton, Concord, Marlborough, Lincoln, Sudbury and Stow firefighters also assisted with the fire response.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Maynard Fire Department and the fire marshal's office.