BRISTOL, Conn. (WTNH) — One person was taken to the hospital Friday afternoon after a fire ripped through a Bristol home, according to authorities.

Officials said the fire occurred at a multi-family home on Benjamin Street at the South Street extension. Upon arrival, officials observed heavy fire at the front of the building and learned a victim had been trapped inside.

Officials said the second-floor resident rescued himself by jumping out the second-floor window.

Officials said one resident was rushed to the hospital for broken bones but said he was not seriously injured.

According to Bristol Deputy Fire Chief David Sinard, the damage from the fire extended throughout the house. The fire was so strong it also damaged the house next door.

“It was a close exposure but we were able to keep it from going up but there was a lot of heat and it did burn the siding on the houses on either side,” Simard said.

Officials said a family of four lived on the first floor of the home and one man lived on the second floor of the home.

Suhiedi Rivera and her son were inside when the fire started. Suhiedi had been asleep when the fire began.

“Yeah, I wouldn’t know because I wouldn’t be alive or if I would’ve been dead because it was right there where I was sleeping at I just woke up I don’t know how to explain it… I opened the door and I said oh my god, fire, fire! I called my son [and said] it’s a fire get out. He came through the back and went through the middle of the fire,” Suheidi Rivera said.

The Red Cross is working with all of the residents who were displaced.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 8 for updates.