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.

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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.

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


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