NEW BEDFORD — Two people, including a child, have been hospitalized in a house fire in New Bedford's North End on Sunday afternoon that has also displaced seven people.

The city's fire department stated in a Facebook post that fire crews responded to the fire at 269 Tinkham St. at around 3 p.m. yesterday.

Upon arrival they found a fire in the second floor apartment of the three family home, with one woman and a young boy yelling for help from a second floor window at the rear of the building.

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Crews from Ladder 4 and Engine 9 raised a ground ladder and rescued both occupants, according to the department.

New Bedford EMS took both the child and the woman to St. Luke's Hospital.

From there, the boy was later taken to Hasbro Children’s Hospital and the woman was taken to Rhode Island Hospital.

Four adults and three children have been displaced by the blaze, according to the post.

Emergency Management and the American Red Cross are assisting them.

The department's Fire Investigation Unit is investigating the cause of the fire.

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