East Boston fire sees more than 100 firefighters battling three-story blaze that affected 25 residents

MORE than 100 firefighters responded to a three-story blaze on Monday morning that affected 25 residents.

The massive blaze spread out to three multi-family houses in East Boston.

According to fire officials, 25 people were inside the homes at the time of the blaze; however, no injuries have been reported.

The frigid temperatures in the East Boston region caused water to freeze on contact, forcing firefighters to evacuate the building at around 4am.

The freezing temperatures caused streets to become slippery as firefighters continued to battle the blaze from the outside.

"Clearly you can see the cold and the ice, so very difficult moving around, you have to go a little bit slower," Boston Fire Commissioner John "Jack" Dempsey told NBC Boston.

"We had one engine freeze up so that limited our water a little bit but we were able to overcome that."

Residents in the buildings told the outlet they were asleep when the fire broke out and woke up to the sound of fire alarms and the smell of smoke.

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The fire was put out shortly after 5 a.m., according to the Boston Fire Commissioner. 

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