Two firefighters suffered minor injuries while battling a two-alarm fire at an apartment house in Quincy, according to Quincy Deputy Fire Chief Paul Griffith.
Officials responded to the four-family home on Bessie Street at about 4 p.m. Saturday after a carelessly disposed cigarette ignited a fire on the second-floor deck that spread into the attic, according to the fire department.
Firefighters were able to quell the flames within an hour.
A lieutenant sustained a slight concussion, dehydration and a cut on his face. He was transported to South Shore Hospital and released later that day. Another firefighter was treated at the scene.
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Residents were able to evacuate before fire officials arrived. No injuries were reported.
A neighboring house sustained heat damage, and Griffith credited firefighters with doing “a great job of getting it (the fire) under control before it burned that other house down.”