At approximately 17:00 hours Boston Firefighters responded to reports of a house fire at 9 Forest Street in Roxbury. On arrival crews found heavy fire and smoke showing and quickly went to work striking a second alarm.
Firefighters battled the blaze which grew to three-alarm late into Monday afternoon as it burned through the occupied three-story multi-family. One firefighter did sustain minor injuries according to a Department spokesperson.
The Fire Department tweeted less than a hour after the fire began that, “Companies did a great job to stop the fire from traveling to the adjacent attached building.” Crews reportedly knocked down the fire in a little under 30 minutes.
Officials did confirm that the injured firefighter was transported to a local area hospital by Boston EMS, but they are expected to make a full recovery.
A total of three residents and one cat were displaced by the blaze. That cat, who’s name is Tigger, was rescued by firefighters from the third floor. He was reunited with his owner outside.
According to the department, although the bulk of the fire was knocked down, companies did chase hotspots and overhauled the building late into the evening, with detail companies remaining on the scene to monitor the building.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation this morning with investigators from FIU containing to look into it. In total, over $500,000 in damages is estimated to have taken place but luckily no lives were lost.