BOSTON

2 Hurt When Fire Breaks Out at Dorchester Home

Two people were hospitalized Thursday after a fire broke out at a home in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood.

Firefighters responded to the 2-story home on Bowdoin Street just after 3 p.m. The fire, which reached two alarms, was quickly knocked down.

Alfred Jimenez, who works at the Elier Barbershop down the block, was captured on video as he climbed onto a ledge and pulled a man out of a window. Everyone who was inside the shop had raced over to the house, and they stayed on the ground, waiting to catch him.

When the man appeared at the window, witnesses said he looked like he was about to pass out as Jimenez grabbed him.

After people on the ground broke the man's fall, they walked him over to the sidewalk and tended to him until paramedics arrived.

Jimenez also pulled a woman out of the window, and the group below caught her, as well.

The two residents were taken to an area hospital after suffering from smoke inhalation, but they are expected to be OK.

The exact cause of the fire is under investigation. Fire officials said damage to the home is estimated at $500,000.

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