A 2-alarm fire in Malden displaced several residents in a three-story home early Sunday.
The blaze was knocked down before 5:30 a.m., but smoke continued to surround the building.
When fire officials arrived on the scene in Baldwin Street, they say they found flames shooting out of the top story windows. More crews were eventually called in to pull the roof off since it became so unstable.
The scene continued to be active throughout the morning Sunday
"I wouldn’t say I wouldn’t say it’s a knockdown, but the third floor is completely destroyed and the rest of the building has significant water damage to it," Malden Deputy Fire Chief Cavalieri said.
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The six people and two cats who lived in the home all made it out safely, according to officials, and there have not been any reports of injuries.
It is still unclear what will happen to the rest of the building, or how much damage reached nearby homes.