BOSTON (CBS) – An overnight fire in East Boston forced residents out of their homes just before Christmas.

Christmas lights were on display in the yard of a multi-family home on Princeton Street as firefighters knocked down flames that broke out around 11:30 p.m. on Monday.

“I heard people screaming about fire,” neighbor Jaime Portillo told WBZ-TV.

An East Boston fire displaced a family on Christmas Eve. (WBZ-TV)

When firefighters arrived, there were flames showing from the basement all the way to the top floor.

Everyone was able to make it out safely, but four residents were displaced. Two units were damaged in the fire.

“Very nice family, it’s horrible what happened,” neighbor Tom Percoco said.

Firefighters are still working to find a cause of the fire. Damage is estimated at about $100,000.

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