Crews Rescue Residents From Elderly Housing Complex Fire

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Crews fight a blaze in a housing complex in Brighton Thursday. (WBZ NewsRadio)

BRIGHTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Crews battled a four-alarm blaze in a housing complex on Washington Street in Brighton Thursday morning that left several elderly and disabled residents displaced.

WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal reports that the fire began inside the bedroom of an apartment at the Patricia White Housing Complex.

 

Two people were injured. The 20-unit building was evacuated, and several people were taken away on stretchers.

The building, which is owned by the Boston Housing Authority, does have sprinklers—but only in the common areas.

 

No firefighters were injured.

Boston Fire Chief Joe Finn estimated damages to be around $500,000.

WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) reports

 

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