Passerby Rescues Woman From Burning Building in Dorchester

A man who was walking by rescued a woman from a burning building in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood.

The flames were intense from the start as they shot from the third floor of a home on Ballou Avenue Thursday evening. Firefighters responded just after 7:30 p.m.

One man said he was walking down the street when he saw the smoke and heard a woman yelling. He said he kicked in the door, ran up to the third floor and carried the woman out.

An injured resident was taken by Boston EMS to a hospital. Thirteen residents were displaced.

Fire officials estimated that the blaze caused about $250,000 in damage.

As firefighters worked, police blocked off the street.

A home next to the building where the fire broke out also sustained damage.

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