6 adults, 1 child displaced in New Bedford fire

New Bedford Fire
Damage from a fire at a New Bedford multi-family home, Monday, April 11, 2022. (WLNE)

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — Seven people were displaced after a fire broke out at a multi-home in New Bedford overnight.

New Bedford police evacuated the Sidney Street home while waiting for fire crews to arrive.

A discarded cigarette on the third floor porch started the fire, according to Fire Chief Scott Kruger.

The fire was contained, but the building has $100,000 worth of damage, said Kruger.

Six adults and a child were displaced in result to the fire. Three animals were rescued, but a cat is still missing.

Four New Bedford officers were treated at St. Luke’s Hospital for smoke inhalation, but were released shortly after.

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