Massachusetts

Fire Damages Medford House; 1 Person Taken to Hospital

People were asked to avoid the area of Prescott and Allston streets.

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Flames broke out Sunday evening at a home in Medford, Massachusetts, sending one resident to the hospital.

The Medford Fire Department responded to Allston Street before 5 p.m. for a multi-alarm fire in the area of Prescott Street. Everyone was able to get out but one resident was taken to a local hospital to be evaluated.

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No firefighters were injured.

People were asked to avoid the area of Prescott and Allston streets while fire crews were on scene.

The duplex suffered extensive damage, fire officials said. The cause remains under investigation.

The American Red Cross is helping those who were displaced.

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