At approximately 00:10 hours on September 3rd, 2022, the Boston Fire Department dispatch center (Fire Alarm) was notified of a house fire at 10 Delford St. in Roslindale.

Subsequently, Box 2618 was struck and companies quickly raced to the scene. While en route, Fire Alarm advised companies that they were “Receiving Calls” and there were reports of people still in the building on the second floor.

Within minutes, Engine 53 arrived first on scene and called off that there was fire showing and began what is known as a “Fast Attack”. Car 12, also arriving on scene, took command and quickly struck a 2nd alarm on the orders of Chief Verbitski.

With fire throughout the 2 1/2 story wood frame home and multiple lines run, command ordered a 3rd alarm to be struck, bringing additional companies to the scene. Due to the amount of vehicles responding, Engine 52 advised Fire Alarm to notify additional companies that were responding to respond via Brookway Ter. to Archdale St. to access the rear of the building.

Rescue 2 and Ladder 16, working on the second floor, reported that primary search was negative, but advised they needed a line to where they were working on the “C” side of the building. Engine 24 along with Ladder 23 coming in from Brookway Terr. were able to bring a line up through a second floor window.

As the fire extended to the roof, Command ordered all companies to get off the roof due to structural stability and safety concerns. With multiple lines run, companies were able to knock the main body of fire down and begin overhauling and checking for extension.

Thankfully all residents of the home were accounted for and made it out of the building safely.

Prior to Boston Fire’s arrival, a quick thinking neighbor was able to position a mattress outside a second story window for a mother and her children to land on after having to jump to safety. The neighbor also caught a 5 year old that the mother dropped to him prior to jumping, a truly heroic act.

2 firefighters were transported to the hospital by Boston EMS with minor injuries. In total, 5 adults and 4 children were displaced by this fire and The Red Cross is assisting in finding them housing. The fire is currently under investigation by the BFD-FIU to determine the cause. Damages are estimated to be $1,000,000.

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