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.