BOSTON (AP) — Boston officials say two elderly people have been seriously injured in an explosion and fire at a house in the Dorchester neighborhood.
Boston Fire Commissioner John Hasson said Wednesday night that six other people who also lived in the heavily damaged house were treated for less serious injuries.
Boston EMS said the two most seriously injured had critical burns, and a total of 12 people had been transported for evaluation. Some 30 others were evacuated from their nearby homes as a precaution.
According to Commissioner Hasson, “Upon arrival there was fire showing and it appeared that a gas or some type of explosion had knocked the house off its foundation and there was fire from the basement extending to the upper floors.”
Hasson added that the three-alarm fire was under control at about 10:15 p.m.
Mayor Martin Walsh said shelter is being arranged for those who need it.