Mother, Child Rescued From 2-Alarm Dorchester Fire

A mother and child were rescued from a 2-alarm fire in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood.

Fire officials responded around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday to a fire at 6 Woodward Park St., a three-decker building. A mother and child were taken down a ladder to safety.

Both patients were taken to a hospital by Boston EMS. The nature and extent of their injuries were not immediately known.

One firefighter suffered smoke inhalation but were expected to be OK.

Approximately 10 residents were displaced.

As of 9 p.m., the fire had been knocked down, but crews were still overhauling the scene.

Witnesses who saw the rescue unfold described the dramatic scene.

"Once the smoke started coming out the windows, she got really scared," one witness told NBC10 Boston. "She was screaming. I was just hoping she didn't throw the baby."

It is estimated that the fire caused about $500,000 in damages.

Editor's note: Boston fire officials reported earlier that the fire happened in the city's Roxbury neighborhood, but later clarified it happened in Dorchester.

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