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.
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.
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