9 injured, dozens rescued after massive fire near Northeastern University

BOSTON (WHDH) - Many people were rescued and nine were transported to the hospital after a fire broke out in Boston Saturday.

Fire crews responding to the area of 104 Hemenway St. around 3:17 p.m. found a multiple-alarm fire in a five-story residential building.

Fire officials say one firefighter and about eight residents were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. About 60 to 70 people, including students attending Northeastern University, Berklee College of Music, and Emerson College, were displaced from the building.

Students described being rescued during the ordeal.

“Looking at the ladder, you’re thinking, ‘oh my goodness, is that stable?'” one student said. “But there was no other way out.”

Mayor Martin J. Walsh says housing arrangements are being made for anyone displaced.

“Northeastern has a good plan. We’re reaching out to the other schools to see what the plans are for their students,” Walsh said. “We’ll make sure everyone is housed for the near future.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

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