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3-alarm fire in Jamaica Plain leaves firefighter with burn injuries, displaces two residents

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  November 27, 2013 11:03 AM

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A three-alarm fire in Jamaica Plain left a fire lieutenant with third-degree burn injuries and displaced two residents early Wednesday morning, Boston Fire Department officials said.

The fire broke out around 1 a.m. at a two-and-a-half-story home at 14 Pond Circle, officials said via Twitter.

The fire lieutenant, who suffered leg burns, was taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital for injuries considered to be non-life threatening, according to fire department officials. Initially, officials thought the firefighter would have to spend Thanksgiving in the hospital, but the firefighter was released around midday Wednesday.

The two people who live at the home were not inside when the fire started. Officials said the displaced residents plan to stay with family and friends.

The cause of the fire was under investigation Wednesday morning, officials said. The blaze caused an estimated $650,000 in damage.

City records say the home is about 1,700 square feet and worth about $314,000. The 5,000 square-foot lot the home sits on is worth assessed at another $200,000, according to city records.

E-mail Matt Rocheleau at mjrochele@gmail.com.
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