Fire breaks out in East Boston apartment building
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EAST BOSTON, Mass. (WHDH) -- All residents got out safely after a fire broke out at 7 Harve Street in East Boston Sunday evening.
The Boston fire department responded to the apartment fire at 5:14 p.m. About 75 Boston firefighters were on the scene, along with firefighters from Chelsea, according to a tweet from the Boston fire department.
There are three apartments in the 7 Harve Street building. The Red Cross was called to assist the 23 people displaced by the fire. Mayor Tom Menino's office was also on scene assisting.
Two firefighters were treated on the scene by Boston EMS for debris in their eyes, according to the Boston fire department’s Twitter account. No other injuries have been reported.
The fire chief estimated the damage at $250,000. The fire started on the third floor of the building.
Fire investigators are on the scene. The cause remains under investigation.
A city building inspector and electrical inspector are also on the scene investigating a possible illegal basement apartment, according to the fire department's Twitter account.
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