Family displaced after house fire in Dartmouth

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DARTMOUTH, Mass. (WPRI) — A Dartmouth family was forced out of their home by fire Saturday night.

Deputy Chief Theodore Borges said the call came in for a report of a structure fire at a home on Johnson Street around 5:20 p.m.

“We had heavy smoke condition inside the home, but not much from the exterior, cause all the windows were still intact. So we didn’t have much visible fire until the units got up there into the second-floor bedroom,” Borges said.

An elderly man was rescued from the home by the family before firefighters arrived, according to Borges.

Four children, who were inside the home at the time of the fire, were able to make it out safely.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Borges said the Red Cross is now assisting the family, who will be staying with relatives.

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