Two people were hospitalized after a three-alarm fire tore through a housing complex Sunday evening in Dorchester, Massachusetts.
The Boston Globe (http://bo.st/11veCKa) reports that the fire began in the basement of the six-family residential structure and quickly grew to three alarms.
Flames spread radily as firefighters raced to search the apartments for trapped victims. Two victims, a man and a woman, were rescued from the third floor and taken to the hospital “in reasonably good condition,” according to Boston Fire Department Deputy Chief Jay Fleming.
Fourteen adults and two children in all were displaced by the fire, which caused about $500,000 worth of property damage. A dog was also rescued from the building.
Officials told reporters that the building in Sunday’s fire is attached to another six-family duplex that had a multi-alarm fire about a year ago. That structure has been vacant and boarded since then.
Read more details about the incident at http://bo.st/11veCKa.