Six people were transported to the hospital, including a Boston Firefighter, after a five alarm blaze ripped through an Allston apartment early Saturday morning forcing some of the residents to plunge to the ground from as high up as the third floor to avoid being hurt by the flames.
According to Boston Fire Department Spokesman Steve MacDonald, the early morning fire destroyed the house and caused $650,000 worth of damage.
Fire crews were called to 60 Quint Ave. in Allston at 6:17 a.m. where the blaze took over all floors of the 2-and-a-half story building, causing some of the residents to jump from the roof down to safety.
MacDonald said nine residents were displaced and six were sent to the hospital on Saturday morning, including a woman who jumped from the third floor window, bounced off of the first-floor rear entrance roof and then landed on a Fire Lieutenant at the scene of the heavy fire.
“Before the ladder was in position, she jumped,” he said.
Both the victim and the fire official were transported to the hospital, according to MacDonald.
Another resident caught in the house as the fire roared through the building jumped from the second floor. Three other residents were transported to area hospitals for smoke inhalation, according to reports.
The heavy fire was put out and a secondary search of the building was conducted around 7:45 a.m., according to reports.
Volunteers from the American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts responded to the scene of the fire to assist those displaced by the blaze.
All photos were taken by @Bostonfire Department Spokesman Steve MacDonald.