Boston Fire Kills 2, Injures Firefighters


Two people were killed in a fire early Saturday morning in East Boston, Boston fire officials said.

Seven others were injured in the fire at 64 Gove Street.

Firefighters found one man dead on the first floor of the building. A woman was rescued after suffering from cardiac arrest but she later died at a hospital.

"There were thick, black smoky conditions before we got water on the fire. The firefighters got the people out," said spokesman Steve McDonald.

Two other residents suffered burns and smoke inhalation. They were rescued from the upper floors.

Three firefighters were treated on scene for smoke inhalation. One firefighter was transported to the hospital with a shoulder injury.

11 people, including two children, were displaced because of the fire. Officials said they are staying with family and friends.

The Boston Fire Department did not immediately release the names of the victims who died in the blaze.

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