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7-Alarm Fire Destroys Vacant Building In Roxbury

ROXBURY (CBS) — A seven-alarm fire destroyed a vacant building in Roxbury early Monday morning.

Flames broke out around 4:15 a.m. in the three-story wood frame duplex on Warren Street and quickly raged out of control.

Roxbury 7-Alarm Fire
(Photo courtesy: Boston Fire Dept.)

The building was under renovation and no one was inside at time of the fire, but several buildings nearby were evacuated, including a home.

Only two injuries were reported - a firefighter slipped and fell on the ice and hurt his shoulder and another hurt his back.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Karen Twomey reports

Roxbury 7-Alarm Fire

There's no word yet on a cause.

The fire was knocked down in about an hour, but the structure was completely leveled.

Roxbury 7-Alarm Fire
(Photo courtesy: Boston Fire Dept.)

The acting fire chief told WBZ-TV's David Robichaud if buildings in the neighborhood were wood instead of brick "we would have lost the whole block."

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