2 firefighters hurt, 29 displaced after blaze breaks out in Boston’s South End

BOSTON (WHDH) - Two firefighters were hurt and 29 residents were forced from their homes after a two-alarm fire broke out inside a brownstone building in Boston’s South End on Tuesday, officials said.

Crews responding to a reported fire in a five-story building at 534 Columbus Ave. near Worcester Street about 2:40 p.m. found smoke billowing into the air, according to the Boston Fire Department.

The fire, which has since been knocked down, caused about $750,000 in damage.

A pair of firefighters were transported from the scene after suffering non-life-threatening injuries.

All residents were able to safely evacuate from the building. No other injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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