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Photos: Mother, 2 children rescued from balcony during Boston apartment fire

The three were taken to Massachusetts General Hospital with minor injuries, fire officials said.

BOSTON (AP) — A mother and her two young children were rescued Wednesday from a burning apartment building in Boston.

The Boston Fire Department tweeted photos of the woman and her children standing on a third floor balcony as smoke billowed from a brownstone in the city’s South End neighborhood.

Firefighters raised a ladder to reach the family. Photo show the mother being escorted down the ladder while her children were carried down by firefighters.

The three were then taken to Massachusetts General Hospital with minor injuries, fire officials said.

The department said the fire broke out around 8 a.m. A total of eight people and their pets were displaced. Fire officials are investigating the cause of the blaze.

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