(Jim MacKay and Karyn Regal/WBZ NewsRadio)
QUINCY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A three-family home broke out in a three-alarm fire at around 3:30 p.m. Friday on 207 Winthrop St. in Quincy.
The nine residents are now displaced and receiving assistance from the Red Cross.
Putting out the fire was not the only concern, as wind posed a threat to neighboring buildings according to Fire Captain Steve Baylis.
"When we pulled up we had heavy fire showing in the second and third floor. We evacuated the building, pulled Engine 6 out of the building, went to exterior operations" Baylis said. "We had pretty windy weather going on...the guys did a good job."
Baylis says the asphalt siding near the house made the fire worse.
"When the fire blew out the second floor window, the siding took off with the window. That, combined with the wind, was a pretty serious condition," Baylis said. "My first concern was to pull the crew out of the building."
One person was sent to the hospital for burns on their hand. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The house is too damaged to be restored, according to the Quincy Fire Department.
WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) reports