ROXBURY (CBS) — A seven-alarm fire destroyed a vacant building in Roxbury early Monday morning.
Flames broke out around 4:15 a.m. in the three-story wood frame duplex on Warren Street and quickly raged out of control.
The building was under renovation and no one was inside at time of the fire, but several buildings nearby were evacuated, including a home.
Only two injuries were reported – a firefighter slipped and fell on the ice and hurt his shoulder and another hurt his back.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey reports
There’s no word yet on a cause.
The fire was knocked down in about an hour, but the structure was completely leveled.
The acting fire chief told WBZ-TV’s David Robichaud if buildings in the neighborhood were wood instead of brick “we would have lost the whole block.”
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