One dead, two critically hurt after fire in Boston

BOSTON — One person is dead and two others are hospitalized in critical condition after a fire early Christmas Eve morning in Roxbury.

Boston Fire officials told Boston 25 News firefighters were called to a three-story brownstone on Warren St. around 4:20 a.m. Saturday.

When firefighters arrived, flames were pouring from the second and third floors of the building.

President of the Boston Firefighters Local 718 Sam Dillon said more than 30 people were displaced by the fire. While most were able to evacuate the home, firefighters had to rescue several others from the burning building. “Boston firefighters rose to the occasion, and the Boston Fire Department saved lives this morning,” Dillon said. “They showed up to fire showing, under very difficult circumstances, and they went in and they did what they do.”

Firefighters had bitterly cold temperatures to contend with. An MBTA bus was brought in to help evacuated residents warm up.

“It’s unfortunate, right before Christmas, but I’m thankful for life,” said Yawah, who lives in the brownstone with his family. “For the one who didn’t make it out, my prayers are with his family.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Boston police crime scene reconstruction units were at the home Saturday morning.

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