21 Aug 2014
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Woman Burned, Firefighter Injured at Phipps Street Fire

Both were taken to the hospital for their injuries.

Boston fireighters quickly knocked down a nasty two-alarm fire at 7 Phipps Street Wednesday afternoon. A woman was burned in the ordeal, and a firefighter was cut in the face while trying to battle the blaze, according to the Boston Fire Department.

The call for the fire came in at 12:54 p.m. Wednesday. When the first firefighters arrived, they found flames coming from the back of the first floor of the garden-style apartment building. A second alarm was immediately called, bringing more personnel and trucks to the scene.

Firefighters also called for Boston EMS to treat the woman burned in the fire.

In all, the department estimated the building suffered $75,000 worth of damage from the fire. The cause is under investigation.

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