NEW BEDFORD — Firefighters in New Bedford are battling a house fire at 260 Chestnut St. in which ambulance crews from neighboring towns have been called to assist.

Unconfirmed scanner reports indicate the department received multiple calls reporting a structure fire at around 1:40 on Thursday afternoon.

Crews arrived at the scene to find a working fire, and they are working to extinguish the blaze.

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The residence is a two-story home at the corner of Chestnut and Robeson streets.

It is unclear if any people have been injured in the fire, although early reports indicate an unknown number of residents may have been inside the building at the time.

Ambulance crews were requested from Fairhaven and Acushnet.

This is a developing story, and more details will be added as they become available.

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