Multiple Elderly Residents Rescued After Fire Erupts in Roxbury

On Saturday, January 7th, 2023, at approximately 22:15 hours, Boston Firefighters, Boston EMS and Boston Police officers all responded to reports that a fire had broken out at 12 Homestead Street in Roxbury. First arriving companies reported seeing heavy smoke coming from the building.

The first units arrived and immediately began assessing the fire. The smoke was primarily coming from the top of the building, and the flames had not yet moved about the house. However, there were still multiple people trapped inside, and firefighters entered to help them escape.

Two elderly women were found inside the home and they immediately received treatment from EMTs. Luckily, they had only had some minor smoke inhalation and did not appear to be seriously injured. To be safe, EMTs transported them both to a nearby hospital so they could be further evaluated.

Firefighters used ladders and stretched numerous hose lines to fight the flames. After these efforts, the flames were quelled and the smoke dissipated. No other residents were found in the home, but damages appeared to be extensive.

The Boston Fire Department Fire Investigation Unit is currently investigating what may have caused this fire.