Man dies in early morning Roxbury fire

Five people were also displaced after a Catawba Street blaze caused $500,000 in damage, officials said.

One person was killed and five people were displaced after a two-alarm fire lit a Roxbury home ablaze early Thursday morning, according to the Boston Fire Department.

Firefighters responded around 1:30 a.m. to a report of a building fire at 26 Catawba St., officials said in a tweet.

Heavy flames could be seen coming from the structure as crews arrived on scene.

First responders were able to knock down the blaze by 2:04 a.m.

According to officials, the fire killed one man, who was not identified. No other injuries were reported, the department said in a tweet.

The blaze caused extensive damage, totaling $500,000 and leaving five people displaced, officials said. Crews remained on scene to carry out “major overhauling,” the department said.


Fire officials were still on scene hours later as they investigated what caused the fire to ignite. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death for the victim, officials said.

A fire department spokesperson could not be reached for immediate comment later Thursday morning.