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2 injured in fire at Boston elderly apartment building

February 14, 2019

BOSTON (AP) — Two residents were injured and three were rescued from windows by firefighters during a fire at an apartment building for the elderly in Boston.

Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn says one resident suffered from smoke inhalation and the other fell while trying to escape the 25-unit Boston Housing Authority building in the city’s Brighton neighborhood Thursday morning. He says their injuries are not life threatening.

No flames were visible but in pictures posted on the department’s Twitter feed smoke was seen pouring from windows in the five-story building.

He says the department struck four alarms because of the “high risk population,” but the fire was limited to a single second-story unit.

The cause is under investigation.