BOSTON (WHDH) - A three-alarm fire in Roxbury caused about a million dollars worth of damage to a single-family home Thursday morning.
Crews responding to the three-story house on Linwood Street around 5:20 a.m. noticed a heavy fire showing from the third floor and roof of the building, according to Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn.
Two people had safely self-extricated after neighbors rushed to alert them about the flames.
“We care about our neighbors,” said Tyrone Johnson, who yelled at the residents to get out of the house. “Our first immediate thoughts were ‘get everyone out’ and that’s what we did.”
Firefighters put holes in the roof to ventilate the flames as they worked to knock down the blaze.
They also searched around the home for possible victims but had to be pulled out due to dangerous conditions, Finn said.
“The conditions inside the building were a lot of belongings inside the building, so we’re concerned about that,” he added. “That’s why we want to make sure we go through the building extensively to make sure there’s not any victims inside the building.”
The home had been identified as a dangerous building in the past, according to Finn.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.