Boston firefighter injured battling 3-alarm blaze

A mayday was called after the firefighter was struck by falling bricks, officials said


By Laura French

BOSTON — A Boston firefighter was injured while battling a three-alarm residential fire on Monday evening. 

Boston Fire Commissioner Jack Dempsey said a mayday call was made when a firefighter was injured by falling chimney bricks during the blaze, according to WCVB. However, the firefighter was able to get up on their own and was transported with minor injuries. 

The fire, which began just before 5 p.m. Monday, displaced 10 people, including four children, who were all able to evacuate on their own, officials said. One of the residents was transported to the hospital for evaluation. 

The Boston Fire Department tweeted that heavy winds were fueling the flames and that the roof of the structure caved in during the blaze. Firefighters were "working feverishly" to contain the fire, attacking it from the exterior with multiple deck guns, ladder pipes and large diameter hoses, officials said. Crews also faced dropping temperatures as night fell during the operation. 

"Amazing work by all companies & command staff to keep fire from house hopping to three neighboring buildings," the department tweeted after the fire was brought under control. 

 

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