A fire that started on the porch of a building in Worcester has displaced eight residents, according to fire department officials.

Firefighters responded to the fire at 50 Richmond Avenue at 1:12 a.m. and saw that the fire extended into the building and the attic.

“Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze without incident or injury,” officials said in a statement.

No one was injured in the blaze. The building suffered “significant” smoke, fire and water damage. The fire is under investigation.

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