One person died and another was rescued in a fire early Saturday morning in Roxbury.
Boston firefighters first got the call around 4 a.m. for the fire on 52 Rockland Street, where flames were shooting the roof.
Nearly 3.5 hours after the initial call, @BostonFire still dealing with hotspots at this home on Rockland St in Roxbury where one person died in an early morning fire. Another person was rescued. #Boston25 pic.twitter.com/XtpPxrHPWY— Kelly Sullivan (@ksullivannews) July 20, 2019
The deputy fire chief told Boston 25 they struck two-alarms, allowing for extra manpower to help battle the flames in the extreme heat.
In addition to the hot temperature, a hoarding situation on the second and third floor posed another challenge.
A neighbor said a mother and her adult son lived in the home. The son, who was found on the third floor, did not survive.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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