The top floor of a Worcester three-family home was destroyed by a fire on Labor Day.
Firefighters responded to a call around 4 p.m. for active flames at a building on Farwell Street.
Officials said heavy smoke poured from the top floor of the building, with winds adding intensity to the fire and causing it to spread.
At one point, a firefighter got trapped on the roof while battling the flames. “We were trying to get a hole in the roof because the fire had already got up into the attic,” Deputy Fire Chief John Sullivan said. “One of our firefighters got separated from the ladder and fire engulfed that ladder.”
Sullivan said they were able to deploy another ladder to get the firefighter out safely without injury.
All the occupants made it out of the home safely, but one person was seen being taken away in a stretcher.
There is no word yet on what caused the fire.