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  • Charlestown/Boston Blaze sends 11 to hospital

    BOSTON (AP) - Ninety firefighters battled a house fire in the
    city's Charlestown section early Wednesday morning that sent two
    residents and nine firefighters to hospitals with various injuries.
    "It took a couple of hours before we finally were able to
    control it," Boston Fire Department spokesman Lt. Richard Powers
    said.
    The fire broke out around 3:30 a.m. in a three-story building on
    a narrow street, Powers said.
    Two women in their late 20s, their landlord, who was in his 40s,
    and his son were in the building when the fire started. The women,
    who lived on the first floor, saw flames coming under the door of
    their bedroom and escaped through the front window with the help of
    a neighbor.
    The landlord and his son, who occupied the second and third
    floors, escaped through a skylight. They walked across the roof of
    an adjacent building and were assisted by a relative who lived
    nearby.
    The men were both taken to Massachusetts General Hospital, where
    they were treated for burns.
    Eight firefighters were also taken to Mass General, while one
    was at Boston Medical Center. Their injuries included a pinched
    nerve, neck and back injuries, chest pains and shortness of breath,
    Powers said.
    He said the damage to the home was estimated at $500,000.
    The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

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