- Associated Press - Thursday, July 21, 2016

BOSTON (AP) - Boston fire officials are seeking the cause of a 6-alarm blaze that destroyed a large residential building in the city’s Charlestown neighborhood.

The fire broke out shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday on Bunker Hill Avenue in the building that contained more than a dozen units.

The Boston Fire Department said on its official Twitter feed that no residents were injured. One firefighter was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

It was not immediately known how many people were left homeless.

Television news video showed heavy flames and thick smoke coming from the building at the height of the blaze.

Fire officials say a smaller blaze also started in a building about 200 yards away, probably as a result of embers from the primary fire.


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