- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 21, 2016

CHELSEA, Mass. (AP) - Fire officials say eight firefighters were injured while battling a blaze at a Chelsea home that displaced at least 12 people.

Fire Chief Leonard Albanese Jr. says the firefighters suffered injuries not considered life-threatening in the Monday blaze. They remained hospitalized Monday night.

The fire broke out just before 4 p.m. at the six-family home. Albanese says a distress call was issued when part of the building collapsed and injured three firefighters.

Crews contained the flames in about two hours. The scene was cleared around 10 p.m.

Twelve residents including three children were displaced. No additional injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.



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