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Woman and three children rescued from two-alarm Brockton house blaze

Fire at 574 Warren Ave., Brockton.
Fire at 574 Warren Ave., Brockton.Brockton FD

Brockton firefighters on Tuesday morning rescued a woman and three children from the third floor of a home that caught fire, officials said.

Via Twitter around 9:30 a.m., Brockton firefighters confirmed the two-alarm blaze at 574 Warren Ave., a three-story wood frame residence.

Minutes later, fire officials tweeted that rescues were “being made from the third floor.”

“Four people rescued over ladders, all companies working,” the department tweeted in another follow-up message.

Brockton Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Galligan said the woman and three children who were rescued were evaluated by EMS at the scene and released. One firefighter was taken to the hospital with a minor hand injury, he said.

The fire started in the basement and the woman and three children were unable to get out on their own, he said.

“The stairways and the hallways were full of smoke,” Galligan said in a telephone interview.

The woman and children were rescued from a third floor window. Firefighters used a ground ladder to take two of them out and a tower ladder to rescue the other two, he said.

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

“Right now we believe it was accidental,” he said.


Travis Andersen can be reached at travis.andersen@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe. Emily Sweeney can be reached at emily.sweeney@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @emilysweeney.

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