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UPDATED: Newton Firefighters Battle Blaze on Morgan Place [VIDEO]

As of 12:50 p.m., heavy fire was still coming from the second floor of the structure.

Update 3:30 p.m. Several residents were displaced by the three-alarm fire this afternoon, including Geralda Anancio, her two sons, husband and roommate. 

Anancio told Patch Friday afternoon that she was not home at the time of the fire and her two sons and husband were at work. Her roommate, though was home at the time. 

Anancino said their dog actually woke up her roommate and alerted him to the fire. The roommate was transferred to the hospital for smoke injuries, she said.

Meanwhile, the dog managed to get out of the home safe and ran to a neighbor's house. 

2:17 p.m. According to Newton Fire Chief Bruce Proia, no serious injuries have been reported as a result of the fire. 

Proia said the department received numerous calls once the fire broke out and when crews arrived on scene they could see flames shooting out of the top of the house. 

The Nonantum home is a total loss, Proia added. 

According to CBS Boston, all the residents of the home escaped the fire safely. One of the residents, who was sleeping at the time, was woken up by a barking poodle in time to escape, CBS reported. 

According to the Red Cross Eastern Massachusetts Twitter feed, volunteers are heading to the Morgan Place scene to help out residents who have been displaced. 

2:08 p.m. Nearly two hours after the fire was first reported, Newton Fire crews are still on scene hosing down the second floor of the charred home on Morgan Place. 

Most of the smoke has cleared from the area and the flames appear to be out. The roof of the home has partially caved in.

Crews from Weston and Boston are on scene assisting Newton firefighters. 

1:08 p.m. Heavy smoke is filling the area around the three-alarm blaze on Morgan Place in Newton.

Patch reporter Ryan Grannan-Doll is reporting that the roof of the house is looking like it will collapse. 

According to scanner reports, crews are preparing for a "collapse zone" around the house. 

Posted earlier: 

Newton fire crews are responding to 11 Morgan Pl. this afternoon for reports of a fire in a two-story structure. 

According to scanner reports, reports of heavy fire and smoke came in around 12:15 p.m. and the fire was almost immediately ordered as a second alarm. 

The fire was at three alarms as of 12:30 p.m. As of 12:45 p.m., all companies were ordered out of the building. 

Patch reporter  is on scene and reporting heavy fire coming out of a second floor window. Smoke is filling the area and much of the house is already charred. 

At this time, scanner reports have not indicated whether there is anyone in the building or if there are any injuries.

Watertown Street is currently closed from Chapel Street to Faxon Street. Green Street and Cook Street are also closed.

Boston firefighters have also responded to the scene to assist with the fire. 

Newton Patch is at the scene and will have more updates as they become available.

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