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Firefighters fight six-warning flames in West Roxbury Residential House







Three people were injured during a six-alarm fire on Saturday morning in a large apartment building in West Roxbury near the Boston Fire Department.

The fire, fueled by a gas leak, began on the three-story building at 1212 Veterans of Foreign Wars Parkway just before 6 am, and firefighters called six alerts within an hour.

Firefighters found a heavy fire when they arrived at the scene, Boston sounded fire.

At about 7:30 am, firefighters had contained the fire in the apartment where it had started and continued to pour water on it until the gas could be turned off.

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Two firefighters and one resident were taken to local hospitals with injuries that are not life-threatening, the department wrote.

Boston Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn was on scene at about 6:30 am, shortly after leaving an earlier four-alarm fire at Roxbury that had destroyed a six-family home.

This story is evolving and will be updated as more information becomes available.

Felicia Gans can be reached at felicia.gans@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @FeliciaGans .


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