• Person found in 'extreme unsanitary conditions' in East Boston apartment

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    BOSTON - A first-floor apartment in East Boston had to be thoroughly cleared and cleaned Tuesday after police and fire crews found "extremely unsanitary conditions," according to the Boston Public Health Commission. 

    The apartment building on Chelsea Street has three floors, but the others were not evacuated. 

    Fire and police were asked to conduct a wellness check and when they entered the unit they say they found "extreme clutter, accumulated garbage, trash, human and animal waste, and other debris throughout the unit constituting a public health hazard."

    The Boston Public Health Commission cleared and cleaned the unit as it was deemed not suitable for habitation and an emergency order was posted. 

    Boston EMS took one person to the hospital, but their condition was not made public. 

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