Seven-Alarm Fire Ravages Boston Building

Three firefighters were injured during operations Sunday afternoon at a seven-alarm fire at a brick duplex in Boston, Massachusetts.

A Boston Fire Department spokesman told boston.com (http://bo.st/H9Lkog) the initial call came in shortly before 2 p.m., and officials quickly ratcheted up the size of the response because of the building’s size and the proximity of nearby buildings–one of which is only four feet away.

The building was deemed at total loss, with damage set at about $2.5 M. The building has been closed off because of fears of collapse. Twenty-three adults and seven children were displaced. There was no further info available on the nature or severity of the firefighters’ injuries. The fire response drew 140 firefighters to the scene.

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