BOSTON (CBS) — A fire at a home in Dorchester Sunday morning displaced seven people. One firefighter and a resident of the building had to be hospitalized, the fire department said.

Both of their injuries are believed to be minor. Firefighters responded to Brookvale Street at about 9 a.m. as heavy smoke was pouring from the top floor of the two-and-a-half story building.

At least one neighbor ran over to alert the people inside.

Firefighters were able to knock down heavy fire by getting a ladder to the roof, despite the presence of multiple wires in front of the building.

Boston Fire Department Spokesman Brian Alkins explained, “Some of the problems that they were concerned with were the wires in front of the building, so it made it difficult to get to stick between the wires to get to the roof but they did a good job doing that.”

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.


A cat was also rescued from the fire.

The Red Cross is helping the displaced residents. Damage is estimated at about $150,000.


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