Fire Damages Roxbury Apartment Building; At Least 25 Residents Displaced

BOSTON (CBS) — At least 25 residents were driven from their homes and a firefighter was injured after an electrical short circuit sparked a fire Saturday afternoon at an apartment on Seaver Street in Roxbury, Boston Fire Department officials said.

At about 5:07 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to 100 Seaver St., where smoke was showing from the four-story brick structure, the Boston Fire Department reported on Twitter.

The fire started in the bathroom ceiling of an apartment on the third floor, according to BFD.

A firefighter was taken to a local hospital after he suffered an electric shock in the apartment building. He was able to walk out of the structure, fire officials said.

No residents were hurt, but damage to the building is estimated at $750,000, according to BFD.

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