‘Heroic’ neighbor saves mom and 2 kids from Boston house fire
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The Boston Fire Department is hailing the “heroic work” of a next-door neighbor who officials say helped save a mother and her two children from a raging 3-alarm fire.
The fire started around 12:10 a.m. Saturday in a two-and-a-half-story apartment building in the city’s Roslindale neighborhood.
‘Heroic work by the next door neighbor to save a mother and her 2 children who were trapped on the 2nd floor by heavy fire during the 3 alarm blaze on Delford St,’ the fire department said. Boston in a tweet. “He put down a mattress for them to jump on as he grabbed the 5-year-old that the mother had dropped out the window for him.”
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The inferno is estimated to have caused $1 million in property damage.
The Boston Fire Department said “radiant heat from the fire volume melted the cladding of the adjacent building.”
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Eventually, five adults and four children were moved as a result of the fire. Two firefighters were slightly injured when the flames were extinguished.
The cause of the fire was not immediately clear.
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“Quick decisions from the command staff and a coordinated effort from our fire alarm division allowed our firefighters to aggressively attack the fire inside and out and contain it in a building,” the Boston Fire Department said. “Excellent work by all!”