According to the Newton Fire Department Twitter feed, the main body of the fire was knocked down around 3 p.m. Crews are now conducting extensive overhaul at the scene.
Check this story for more details and updates from the fire.
Updated 2:42 p.m.
A Newton police officer at the scene of the three-alarm fire on Charlesbank Road tells Patch everyone got safely out of the flaming house; there had been two people at home when the fire broke out. Flames are still coming through the roof.
Updated 2:40 p.m.
Patch editor Charlie Breitrose is now on-scene at the fire, and says traffic from the Mass Pike toward Nonantum Road is being detoured. Take a different route.
Updated 2:19 p.m.
Newton firefighters are responding to a three-alarm fire at 25 Charlesbank Road this afternoon.
According to scanner reports, responders reported fire showing on arrival at the residence, which is near the Mass. Pike.
As of 2:03 p.m., companies were conducting a primary search of the residence. Scanner reports indicate there may be residents still inside.
A second alarm for the fire was transmitted at 2:08 p.m. and a third alarm at 2:20 p.m., according to scanner reports, with a fire in the attic extending into the residence.
Charlesbank Road is currently being blocked off at St. James St., according to an alert from Newton Police.Looking for more breaking news updates from Newton Patch? Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or sign up for our email newsletters.
These initial, unofficial reports are taken from scanner communications. Stay tuned to Newton Patch for more information as this story develops.