UPDATE, 9:30 p.m.: The fire has been knocked down, according to the Newton Fire Department. The fire appears to have started in the chimney and extended to the attic. ---- Firefighters are battling a 3-alarm fire at 285 Nahanton St., according to the Newton Fire Department.
The fire broke out at the residence a few minutes before 8 p.m. and quickly escalated to three alarms, according to the Newton Fire Department. Firefighters are using a ladder truck to battle flames through the roof. Flames are also shooting from the second floor and attic.
Stay tuned for more updates as they become available.