Firefighting

7-Alarm Fire Destroys Boston Duplex

A roaring fire that went to seven alarms destroyed a duplex in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood.

The Boston Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1jMn7r9) that the duplex was abandoned. The predawn fire reduced the three-story building to rubble.

Firefighters reportedly encountered heavy fire upon arrival. The building collapsed early in the incident from the sheer volume of fire.

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One firefighter had a back injury and another a hurt shoulder. Four adults and one child were displaced from an adjacent home that incurred water damage.

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