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.
Response at approx 9:00 for a building fire at 27 Perrin St Rox . Fire showing 2nd alarm ordered pic.twitter.com/hGREqNAWq5— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) February 12, 2019
Boston firefighters responded to the blaze at 27 Perrin Street at around 9 a.m. for a 2-alarm fire that escalated quickly.
Heavy fire on the second floor and attic 3rd alarm ordered. All companies ordered out of the building pic.twitter.com/BzRHTsx3vn— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) February 12, 2019
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.
Multiple hose lines attacking the fire, surrounding the building a defensive attack now in operation pic.twitter.com/XVNNkq8QaN— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) February 12, 2019
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.
With the cold weather, conditions are getting icy all companies are using caution for slips and falls. pic.twitter.com/LHUytNouIh— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) February 12, 2019
About an hour after the fire had been burning, officials set up a collapse zone in case the structure began to give out.
1 hour later fire burning through the roof of 27-29 Perrin St . A collapse zone has been set up. pic.twitter.com/jA0wMCx0RG— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) February 12, 2019
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.
Commissioner @ChiefJoeFinn briefing the media, 1 resident injured withs burns on his arm @BOSTON_EMS. Damages approx 750,000. 9 displaced 3 children. @RedCrossMA @AlertBoston pic.twitter.com/zI1ycvdFAw— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) February 12, 2019
The Salvation Army was on scene providing hot coffee and hand warmers to firefighters braving the cold weather.
Former fire photographer Bill Noonan on scene to capture the fire.Thanks to A-10 @BostonSparks and the @SalvationArmyUS for providing us hot coffee and hand warmer, they appreciated under these cold conditions. pic.twitter.com/7QbFPobK1W— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) February 12, 2019
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.
There will be detail companies remaining to put out any hot spots. FIU on scene to investigate the cause of the fire. @ISDBoston to determine the structural integrity of the building.@BOSTON_WATER @EversourceMA @nationalgridus pic.twitter.com/l1EMZj3SoK— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) February 12, 2019
The city of Boston's inspectional services will determine any damages to the building's structure.
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