1 dead, several hurt in Boston blaze

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BOSTON (AP) -- One person has died and nine others, including five firefighters, were hurt in a four-alarm fire at a three-story home in Boston.

Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn said the fire Thursday in the city’s Brighton neighborhood started in the basement at about 7:30 a.m. and spread to the roof and the building next door.

The victim was found in the basement and may have re-entered to help others get out.

His name was not immediately made public.

None of the injuries is believed to be life threatening.

About two dozen people lived in the home, but not all of them were home at the time.

Damage to the two homes was estimated at $850,000 combined.

The cause remains under investigation but the blaze does not appear suspicious.


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