According to reports, two Somerville Police Officers Algee and Jean-Jacques were the first to arrive on scene and rescued a female occupant from the burning structure.
The Massachusetts State Fire Marshal is on scene.
Ambulances requested for injuries reported.
Firefighters found a first floor rear bedroom engulfed in flames with heavy smoke throughout the two story dwelling. The occupant of the first floor was rescued from the building by a contractor working in a house next door prior to firefighters arrival . Both the rescuer and victim were transported to the hospital. Damage is estimated at $100,000 and both apartments are uninhabitable at this time. Two occupants have been displaced. The cause of the fire is presently under investigation.
Photos courtesy of Somerville FD