Posted by Matt Byrne January 9, 2012 11:04 AM
The blaze was reported about 1:50 p.m. at 70 Boylston St., said Malden Fire Chief Michael Murphy in a phone interview.
Murphy said the cause of the fire appears accidental, but the department continues to investigate.
The Eastern Massachusetts chapter of the Red Cross was on scene to assist the displaced residents, Murphy said.
The house is located at the intersection with Henry Street.