A Boston firefighter had to be saved after becoming trapped while battling a 3-alarm fire in the city's Dorchester neighborhood late Thursday night, officials say.
“We did have to strike a mayday because we had a report that one of our members was trapped and we immediately activated our rapid intervention team,” Chief of Operations Andre Stallworth said. “We were able to find him right away and get him out and he was taken to the hospital.”
The blaze, which reached three alarms, broke out around 8 p.m. at 12 Stonehurst Street, and has displaced four adults and two children.
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Firefighters say there was heavy smoke when they arrived.
One firefighter suffered from smoke inhalation and another had a leg strain. Both are expected to be OK.
The fire caused an estimated $500,000 in damage, according to the Boston Fire Department.
The Red Cross of Massachusetts is assisting those who have been displaced.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.