Police: Boston 6-alarm fire started after blast

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

About a dozen people have been hurt in an apartment building fire in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood that police say may have been started by a resident.

The six-alarm blaze broke out early Monday in the large building on Wardman Street.

Police officials told reporters a man who showed up at Boston Medical Center with burns told officials there that he had tried to blow up his own home.

Residents who escaped the blaze said they heard an explosion in the building at about 1 a.m.

About a dozen people were taken to area hospitals, including two firefighters who sustained minor injuries.

Firefighters reportedly rescued several people from the building, including at least one young child.

A temporary shelter has been set up for residents displaced by the blaze.

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