UPDATE: See comments section for Somerville FD response to issue of how long it took firefighters to get to the scene.
One of the residents, Ksenia, reports she escaped with little more than the shirt on her back, her purse and her phone, which she used while standing outside to tweet:
we live THREE blocks from a fire station. Our house is on fire and we've been waiting for a response for 10min
Oh btw. Our house is on fire. We could be freaking out, but I'm not wearing a bra and DOMA is gone... Plus it's freezing outside. :)
I've had more smoke inhalation at a frat party. And BU trained us pretty well :) (it is serious, I'm just too asleep to process)
I'm feeling so zen about this whole fire thing. Maybe it's the smoke inhalation.
Oh no. Just got an email that my library book is due tomorrow.... Ummmm.....
Everything smells like a summer Bon-fire. Also helping my zen. :)
Firemen breaking through our roof. So I'm gonna guess it's all gone. Cue Madonna's Material Girl. :p
Hour in, fire still going strong. But I found mascara and a Chewy bar in my purse. Little victories. :)
Wait, AND IT'S PAY DAY!!!! I'm assuming we don't have to pay rent next month. #Winning.
The American Red Cross reports 23 people may now need new places to live.