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1 Dead In Roxbury Duplex Fire

BOSTON (CBS) -- One man was killed and more than 30 residents were displaced in a five-alarm fire at a Roxbury duplex Friday night, the Boston Fire Department said.

Officials said that the adult male, believed to be in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene. Another woman was being taken to a hospital as a precaution, and no firefighters were reported injured.

Firefighters responded at 9 p.m. to the six-family residence at 104 Winthrop St. in Roxbury, officials said.

Rear of Roxbury fire on Winthrop Street (Boston Fire Department photo)

Fire was reported on the top floor of a three-and-a-half-story wood frame duplex, according to the department's Twitter account.

Fire on Winthrop Street in Roxbury (Photo credit Katie Brace/WBZ)

"Fire through the roof," the fire department said on Twitter. "This is a very large duplex."

Firefighters respond to a large duplex in Roxbury (Boston Fire Department photo)

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was also on the scene of the fire Friday night.

"It looked really bad," one neighbor said. "I could see into the apartment that was on fire and it looked like a movie, pyrotechnics or something."


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