BOSTON - One person is dead after a fire broke out in Roxbury Saturday morning, according to Boston EMS.
Pictures of smoke began surfacing on social media from all over the city as firefighters responded to 94 George St. Roxbury.
A pollution monitoring camera from CAMNET, which continuously monitors the Boston Skyline for pollution-related haze, showed smoke shortly after 9 a.m. rising form the southwest part of the city.
Officials said it was a multi-alarm fire, and it completely destroyed the home, leaving behind charred wooden remains.
No one lived in the home, but fire officials said it was known to have squatters. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death for the person who died.
A crane is currently removing debris from the property site. Fire officials said they expect to be there all day.
Went to 3 alarms. The building collapsed into itself. Exterior operations only. Ongoing.— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) November 5, 2016
1 adult treated and transported by @BOSTON_EMS for serious burns. No other injuries at this time.— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) November 5, 2016
Roxbury fire pic.twitter.com/MZ751p3Zca— DoubleU (@DianeDoubleU) November 5, 2016
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