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About 100 people offset by 7-alarm Fenway blaze

Fights heavy rain and changing winds, fought more than 1 00 firefighters in Boston to contain a seven alarm that…

Fights heavy rain and changing winds, fought more than 1

00 firefighters in Boston to contain a seven alarm that injured 11 people in a Fenway building on Saturday afternoon rescued several people, officials said. [19659005] Firemen used ground ladders to save people from 104 Hemenway St., destroyed by the moving fire that sent burning flames and thick smoke into the gray fall.

The fire also displaced nearly 100 people, mostly students

Mayor Martin J. Walsh said the city works with colleges to help students find new homes.

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“We will make sure everyone is housed in the near future,” Walsh told an early evening press conference about a block from the scene.

“There is a very scary fire here,” he said.

Northeastern University officials issued a statement saying they plan to place students affected by the campus fire. Berklee officials in a statement said they contact students living in 98 and 104 Hemenway St. to ensure they have accommodation. Emerson College officials could not be reached for comment.

Firemen responded at 3:17 am to an alarm in the building with five floors where heavy fire is already on the second floor, said fire commissioner Joe Finn.

The roof collapsed soon and conditions deteriorated quickly and forced the firemen out of the structure just before 16:00 [19659005] “It really traveled quite quickly,” said Finn, addressing reporters on the site. “It came to us.”

Firemen were bothered by a Norse easter swept through Boston Saturday.

“It’s very difficult. The winds continue to push [smoke] one way, and then the other,” said Finn.

A few firefighters were transported to local hospitals with life-threatening injuries. “Two other firemen were treated in place for smoke breathing, like six residents in the apartment building and an older neighbor, said Marc Sanders, a fire brigade spokesman.

The fire, which quickly grew into several alarms, broke through the building block, which turned out to be a total loss of damage estimated in millions of dollars , said Finn.

The city’s property register shows that the building is owned by Bobson Residential LLC and has an estimated value of $ 4.2 million.

In a statement on Saturday night, the Copley Group, which manages the property, said that it is working with firefighters to determine how the fire started.

“Our priority is the security of our tenants and make sure they have temporary housing until we have the opportunity to bed ma building, the statement says.

The fire seems to originate on the second floor and the cause is under investigation, but is not considered suspicious, said Finn. [19659005] He blamed a “lack of sprinklers” for difficulty fighting fire, but he said smoke detectors worked.

At least half a dozen fire trucks launched Hemenway Street. Ladders were loaded to the top of the building. Sometimes as many as 10 tubes of water hit the building.

Jade Sal, 20, said that she was among the residents rescued.

When she first noticed the fire, she tried to run down the stairs and escape, but was blocked by smoke.

She said that she and several neighbors helped through a window from her third floor apartment.

“There was smoke from both stairs,” Sal said when she watched the scene from the sidewalk, wrapped in a firefighting jacket.

Three nearby apartment houses at 98, 102 and 108 Hemenway St. was also evacuated on Saturday, and it was unclear when the residents – who are mostly students – will be able to return, Sanders said.

The fire on 104 Hemenway St. could spread in the top floor of 108 Hemenway, he said.

 Flames could be seen on the roof of the Hemenway Street building on Saturday afternoon.

Michael Swensen of Boston Globe

Flames could be seen on the roof of the Hemenway Street building on Saturday afternoon.

 Boston firemen responded to a large apartment complex on 104 Hemenway St. during heavy wind and rain Saturday.

John Tlumacki / Globe Staff

Boston firefighters responded to a large apartment complex on 104 Hemenway St. under heavy wind

 Garri Paul shouted when she handed her dog, Jax, by a fireman who saved him inside her burning apartment.

John Tlumacki / Globe Staff

Garri Paul shouted when she handed her dog, Jax, by a firefighter who saved him inside her burning apartment.

 A firefighter hit a fifth floor window.

John Tlumacki / Globe Staff

A firefighter broke a fifth floor window.

 A firefighter took off his helmet on stage.

John Tlumacki / Globe Staff

A fireman took off his helmet on stage.

 A resident overcome with emotions was under an umbrella.

John Tlumacki / Globe Staff

A resident overcome with emotions was under an umbrella.

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