BOSTON (WHDH) - A house fire that broke out in Roslindale Friday morning left two firefighters hospitalized and six people displaced, officials said.
Flames broke out in a shed on Clare Avenue before spreading to the home about 5 a.m., engulfing part of the one-and-a-half story building.
The two adults and four children self-evacuated from the home after hearing their fire alarms go off, according to Deputy Chief Joseph Fleming.
“I just want to remind everybody to make sure their smoke detectors work because it can be a lifesaver,” he said.
The American Red Cross is helping the displaced people with housing.
“I just put my clothes on and grabbed my gear and run,” said Marie Merilan, a friend of the homeowners.
She knows the family living in the home and rushed over after hearing about the intense fire.
“There was heavy fire showing in the rear because it started in a shed in the rear and spread to to the house, so it was fully involved,” Fleming said.
Two firefighters who sustained minor injuries were transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The fire caused an estimated $500,000 in damage.
The cause is under investigation.