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4 Rescued From Chelsea House Fire

CHELSEA (CBS) – Three people were rushed to the hospital early Monday morning after a fire destroyed a home in Chelsea overnight.

The three-alarm fire broke out around 3:30 a.m. in a two-and-a-half story home on Addison Street.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Karen Twomey reports

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The flames were so intense at one point they could be seen from the Tobin Bridge.

It was fully involved by the time firefighters arrived.

WBZ-TV's Peg Rusconi reports

"We had four occupants trapped," Deputy chief John Quatieri told WBZ-TV.

"They managed to get three out of the second floor. Engine 2's crew rescued an occupant that was in a closet of the first floor."

Three people were taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.  There's no word on their conditions.

Several homes in the neighborhood were evacuated as a precaution.

The flames damaged the siding of the house next door.

The cause of the fire is still not known.

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