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Fire leaves 1 person dead in South Boston

December 22, 2018

BOSTON (AP) — A woman was killed after a fire broke out in the South Boston neighborhood.

The Boston Fire Department responded to a one-alarm fire around 5 a.m. Saturday at a multi-family home on East Eighth Street.

Fire officials say one woman was transported to a hospital but later died from her injuries. Her name has not been released.

The fire was contained to the first level of the two-floor building. Officials say the fire displaced three residents and caused an estimated $200,000 in damage.

No other injuries were reported.

The fire is being investigated by Boston fire officials, Boston police and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.

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