15 People, Including 8 Children, Displaced by Roxbury Apartment Fire

The Boston Fire Department faced challenges putting out a fire in Roxbury, including bars on the windows and icy conditions

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Fifteen people -- including eight children -- were displaced early Wednesday after a fire broke out in a Roxbury apartment building, fire officials said.

Smoke was coming out of the first floor of the three-story building when firefighters arrived on scene.

Fire crews said bars on the windows and icy conditions made it difficult to put out the two-alarm blaze. One firefighter was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The fire started around 1 a.m. at 4 Forest Street Wednesday. The Red Cross Massachusetts said it was assisting 11 people displaced by the fire, including 4 children, and providing them housing. The organization said it had not made contact with all the people who were displaced.

The damage is estimated to be worth around $150,000. It is unclear what started the fire. No further information was immediately available.

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