Building inspectors are at the scene of a partial building collapse in Boston's Mattapan neighborhood today, where squatters were found living inside a foreclosed home using propane and kerosene, fire department officials said.
"We found people living there and they had propane tanks inside to heat and cook,'' said Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald. " We ordered the people out of the building and removed all of the propane and kerosene."
MacDonald said part of the roof on the right side of the two-family home at 32 Ridlon Road had collapsed some time ago, but the department was notified of it today at about 11:30 a.m. today.
"The collapsed area had been like that for some time," said MacDonald. He said authorities are trying to determine who owns the building.
He said some of the people inside the building fled when the fire department arrived.
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