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Firefighter Hurt, 15 People Displaced After Fire Spreads Among Roxbury Triple-Deckers

The Boston Fire Department had a busy night, responding to a fire on Worcester Square in South Boston first, followed by the blaze on Quincy Street in Roxbury.

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Boston firefighters were battling an aggressive fire Sunday night at a triple decker in the city's Roxbury neighborhood that had spread to a nearby home, injuring one firefighter and displacing 15 people, including two children.

The Boston Fire Department said they were called to 41 Quincy Street around 8:30 p.m. where they encountered heavy fire that extended to 43 and 45 Quincy Street.

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Additional firefighters were called to help battle the blaze, which was on all three floors of the original home. At one point, there were between 80-100 firefighters on scene.

Not only were they navigating icy sidewalks, but crews had to navigate nearby power lines as they were getting ladders up to the multi-family homes.

The flames quickly spread to the adjacent structure due to the close proximity of the buildings and the high volume of fire, the fire department said. The heavy fire has since been knocked down.

Deputy Chief Michael Hockings said everyone made it out safely, but 13 adults and two children have been displaced from the two buildings. The Red Cross of Massachusetts was on scene to assist with emergency placement.

The chief added that one firefighter was hurt. The extent of the firefighter's shoulder injury was not clear.

There was no word on a possible cause of the fire; that remains under investigation.

This was the second fire that Boston firefighters were called to Sunday evening, as the department was actually still on scene at 30 Worcester Square in South Boston when it got the call for the Quincy Street fire in Roxbury.

One dog was rescued, and no one was injured in the South Boston blaze. Fifteen people were also displaced by this fire, and the cause is under investigation, as well.

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