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10 Homeless After Two-Alarm Fire in Mission Hill

Firefighters responded to 27 Wigglesworth Street for an apartment fire Monday night.
Firefighters responded to 27 Wigglesworth Street for an apartment fire Monday night.Christopher Jelly

Boston Police and fire are responding to an apparent building fire at 27 Wigglesworth Street, near Longwood and Mission Hill, off of Huntington Avenue.

The Boston Fire Department reported responding to the roof fire at 10:05 p.m. Monday. Firefighters could see the flames as they arrived. A second alarm was sounded. The fire had spread from the roof deck to an apartment below before firefighters got control of the blaze.

By 10:50 p.m., firefighters had the main fire out and were checking for an extensions inside of walls or ceilings, according to the department. There were no reported injuries.

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The Fire Department estimated the damage at $500,000. Ten people were displaced from six apartments.

Several people reported hearing an explosion in the area.

The address is listed for rent on Postlets.com, described as a “modern style renovation of brick row house in historic Mission Hill Triangle. Three bedroom, one bathroom apartment. Apartment will feature granite countertops, stainless steel kitchen appliances (gas stove, double door refrigerator with pull out bottom freezer, microhood, dishwasher, garbage disposal), travertine marble bathrooms,washer and dryer in unit, hardwood flooring throughout, ceiling fans in each bedroom and living room. New heating & central air conditioning.”

This is a developing story. Boston.com will update this post as more information becomes available.

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