1 Dead, 9 Injured, Including 5 Firefighters, in Boston Blaze - NECN

1 Dead, 9 Injured, Including 5 Firefighters, in Boston Blaze

Officials say 1 person was killed, 9 were injured, 24 displaced by fire



    Boston Fire Department responded to a heavy 4-alarm fire in Brighton, Massachusetts Thursday morning. 1 person was killed, 9 were injured, and 24 were displaced. (Published Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014)

    One person was killed in a heavy four-alarm fire in Brighton, Massachusetts. Nine others, including five firefighters and four civilians, suffered injuries.

    Officials say smoke was billowing from the rooftop when they arrived on the scene at 7:30 a.m. Crews worked for hours to extinguish the blaze. The fire spread to a neighboring building, causing additional damage.

    A man attempting to rescue people from the top floor of the building became trapped and failed to make it out of the apartment blaze at the triple-decker on Murdock St. Firefighters discovered him in an unresponsive state in the basement.

    "There was a large extended family living on the top floor. He was assisting them down and out of the building as the fire was escalating, and he must've gotten trapped himself," Joseph Finn, the Boston Fire Commissioner explained.

    The five firefighters were transported via Boston EMS from the scene due to various minor injuries they sustained fighting the blaze.

    Two of the four civilians were hurt  when a car crashed into a fire truck parked at the scene.

    Officials say 24 people in total have been displaced due to damages. Many of them were not home when the fire started.

    The Boston Fire Department says the cause of the fire was an electrical short circuit. The fire remains under investigation.

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