• One injured, nine displaced after fire ravages through Roxbury home

    By: Manoella Macedo


    BOSTON - A 5-alarm fire that broke out Tuesday morning in a Roxbury home has injured one resident and displaced nine people, including three children.

    Boston firefighters responded to the blaze at 27 Perrin Street at around 9 a.m. for a 2-alarm fire that escalated quickly.

    All residents were ordered out of the building as fire officials struggled with frigid temperatures as they worked to put out the flames.

    Heavy smoke could be seen pouring out of the second floor and attic as multiple hose lines attacked the fire. 

     In just about an hour, the fire escalated from a 2-alarm fire to a 5-alarm.

    Cold weather conditions made for slippery terrain, posing a risk to firefighters working tirelessly to put out the massive fire.

    About an hour after the fire had been burning, officials set up a collapse zone in case the structure began to give out.

    Boston Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn said damages from the fire were estimated at $750,000 and nine people had been displaces, including three children. One resident suffered burns on his arm. 

    The Salvation Army was on scene providing hot coffee and hand warmers to firefighters braving the cold weather. 

    Detailed companies will remain on scene for the rest of the day putting out hot spots while the fire investigation unit works to find out what caused the fire.

    The city of Boston's inspectional services will determine any damages to the building's structure.

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