ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WPRI) — Six people were forced from their home Sunday afternoon after a fire broke out in Attleboro.
Flames were seen tearing through the home’s second floor on Thomas Avenue.
Two people were rushed to the hospital with smoke inhalation and minor burns but the family says they are going to be OK.
Alex Salinas lives across the street and told 12 News he was home with his son when all of a sudden they noticed a large cloud of smoke.
“It was actually quite scary, it’s the first time I’ve ever witnessed a fire that close, especially in this tight neighborhood,” neighbor Alex Salinas recalled. “I saw massive flames shooting out the top bedroom window at the top of the house.”
Attleboro District Chief Al Morant says everything on the second floor is “pretty much gone” due to the heat and smoke.
Neighbors stepped in to be there for the family.
“My kids ran to their house and my house, grabbing toys for the kids,” Salinas said.
The kids were doing what they could to comfort their friends, including bringing them toys of their own.
“When we gave them to them we were saying, ‘It’s going to be okay, you’re out of the house, everyone’s okay, at least no one’s hurt,'” one child said.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.