Resident rescued from three-alarm fire in Attleboro

Three firefighters injured in the rescue

ATTLEBORO, MASS (WLNE) – A resident was rescued from a second-floor window during a three-alarm fire on Thursday morning.

The Attleboro Fire Department responded to the fire on South Main Street at approximately 3:00 a.m

According to the department, crews saw heavy smoke coming from the home and began an aggressive attack on the fire.

A man was seen waving for help from a second-story window and was rescued by an aerial ladder unit.

The resident was not injured.

The fire was knocked down at 3:45 a.m and sustained extensive damage, displacing the resident.

Crews from Plainville, North Attleboro, Seekonk, and Norton provided mutual aid at the scene.

Raynham, Rehoboth and Pawtucket, Rhode Island Departments provided station coverage.

“Crews reacted quickly and efficiently not only to extinguish this early morning blaze but to rescue the occupant of the home,” said Chief Lachance.

“We thank the numerous crews who responded for assistance to this three-alarm fire,” he said.

Three Attleboro firefighters were taken to Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro and treated for non-life threating injuries.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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