Firefighter hurt putting out massive Boston fire

Injuries not believed to be serious, commissioner says

Aerial view of the firefighting effort from WHDH-TV.

BOSTON (AP) — A six-alarm fire in the East Boston neighborhood damaged two multi-family buildings Wednesday. Officials said it started in a triple-decker home around 8:30 a.m. and quickly spread to a nearby two-family home.

About 160 firefighters were called to help at Sumner and Webster Streets.. Two firefighters were brought to Mass. General Hospital and treated for what were described as minor injuries.

Boston Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn said he believes the fire was started by an electrical problem in a first-floor apartment.

Smoke rising from the blaze could be seen for several miles over the City. The America Red Cross is assisting the 20 people displaced by the fire.

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