Boston University student killed in Allston, Mass. fire

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April 28, 2013, 8:54 am
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(NECN: Justin Michaels, Boston) - Early Sunday morning, a two-family house at 87 Linden Street in Boston's Allston neighborhood went up in flames, killing one woman and injuring more than a dozen others, including six firefighters.

The fast-moving fire forced fire crews to use ladders for helping residents evacuate. But, as they made they're way to the attic to rescue a woman reported to be living there, the second floor collapsed.

The woman, a Boston University student, became trapped and was ultimately killed in the blaze.

Boston University President Robert A. Brown released a statement after learning of the student's death.

"One person, a Boston University student, has died as a result [of the fire], and others have sustained injuries," he said in the statement. "This tragedy comes close on the heels of the Boston Marathon losses, which have so affected our community."

Authorities have said the other injuries sustained in the fire were not life-threatening.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

For more on the fire, watch the attached video.

Tags: Boston, Boston University, Fire, Allston, Boston Fire Department, Justin Michaels, Linden Street
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