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Fire Breaks Out At Tremont Street High-Rise

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(credit: Boston Fire Department)

(credit: Boston Fire Department)

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BOSTON (CBS) – Fire crews put out a three-alarm blaze on the 25th floor of a condo building on Tremont Street in Boston on Sunday.

WBZ-TV’s Paul Burton reports.

The Boston Fire Department responded to the scene at 151 Tremont Street shortly after 12 p.m. The fire was isolated to a 25th floor apartment at the 28-story building.

The building, which houses 378 condos, was partially evacuated for a short time due to heavy smoke on the upper floors.

tremontstfire Fire Breaks Out At Tremont Street High Rise

Crews evacuated the top three floors. (credit: Boston Fire Department)

Residents living on floors 25-27 were forced to leave. The top floor is reserved for office space.

Fire officials said one firefighter was transported to the hospital for cuts to his face. Meanwhile, three residents were evaluated on scene but not transported by Boston paramedics.

The Boston Fire Chief estimates the damage at $300,000. Officials believe the cause of the fire was a careless disposal of a cigarette.

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