Five-alarm fire ravages Allston home; woman jumps from third floor, lands on firefighter
The Boston Fire Department reports a woman jumped from the third floor of 62-64 Quint Ave. this morning to escape the flames tearing through the house. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Four other residents were also injured, less severely. In addition to the firefighter the woman landed on, four firefighters were treated for injuries.
The department says the house was a total loss, estimated damage at $650,000. The cause is still under investigation.
The Red Cross reports 11 people - each of whom rented a room in the house - are now without a home.