Report: Haverhill Mother Held Toddler, Leapt from Burning Building

Firefighters battle a three-alarm blaze at Forest Acres Apartments
Firefighters battle a three-alarm blaze at Forest Acres Apartments –Erin Kiley/@scoupKiley

Firefighters are responding to a three-alarm blaze at a Haverhill apartment building that has reportedly spread to a seven-acre brush fire behind the structure.

Officials confirmed to NECN that one civilian had been injured at Forest Acres Apartments, but would not elaborate on the extent of their injuries.

It is unclear if this injury referred to an incident later confirmed by fire officials to the Eagle Tribune, in which a mother held her toddler and leapt from a second story building to escape the home.

The blaze reportedly began around 1 p.m. The fire had spread to the wooded area behind the building about an hour later.

As many as 46 residents are reportedly affected.

This story will be updated with developments as they become available.

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