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Some 200 people were forced to evacuate a 10-story residential building in Boston early Wednesday after a water main break caused a chaotic scene, authorities said.
Authorities said a tenant on the fourth floor of 11-15 North Beacon St. in Allston was replacing a kitchen faucet around midnight when a high-pressure water line ruptured, leaving the resident with minor burns.
Inspectors who arrived on the scene found the leak had spread to adjacent floors and ordered the electricity to be shut off. Water was also shut down.
MBTA buses arrived on the scene to shuttle displaced residents to the Jackson Mann School, the Boston Fire Department said.
The Inspectional Services Department said most residents would be able to return by 5:00 p.m. Tuesday.
The fire department said it assisted those who needed to collect pets, medication or keys from inside the building.