Boston FF injured in apartment building blaze
Firefighters faced multiple challenges including barred windows and icy conditions while battling the blaze that displaced 15 people
BOSTON — A fire that broke out at an apartment building in Boston early Wednesday displaced a dozen-plus residents, injured a firefighter and caused more than $100,000 in estimated damages, according to officials.
The blaze at the three-story brick building at 4 Forest St. in Roxbury was reported around 1 a.m. Smoke was showing from the first floor of the complex, which was occupied, the Boston Fire Department said in a series of tweets.
A second alarm was eventually ordered for the fire, according to the department.
Firefighters dealt with multiple issues while battling the two-alarm blaze, including bars on the windows of the building and icy conditions, according to the department.
Some issues companies had to deal with at the 2 alarm fire on Forest St., were the bars on the windows and the icy conditions . Thanks again to @BostonSparks who come out no matter the weather . pic.twitter.com/nFBUGnkADk— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) December 9, 2020
The department tweeted shortly after 1:20 a.m., though, the heavy fire on the first and second floors was extinguished.
Fifteen people, including eight children, were displaced, and a firefighter was taken to the hospital by Boston EMS for minor injuries, according to authorities.
The fire resulted in an estimated $150,000 worth of damages, officials noted.
Authorities have yet to say what caused the blaze.
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Companies making up at 4 Forest St in Roxbury. 15 people (8 children) displaced. Damages estimated around $150,000 . @RedCrossMA & BFD-VAU notified to assist with displaced . One firefighter transported by @BOSTON_EMS for minor injuries. pic.twitter.com/lf98kL4Hvi— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) December 9, 2020
This is what the 1st arriving companies encountered when pulling up to the 2 alarm fire at 4 Forest St. Roxbury last night. pic.twitter.com/Q9r8AHnMqf— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) December 9, 2020