Linden Street fire. Photo by BFD.
Boston University students fled for their lives this morning when their rental home at 84 Linden St. burst into flames. The Boston Fire Department reports two residents jumped from a second-floor window and that one of them was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.
Firefighters immediately called in a second alarm when they arrived shortly after 7 a.m. The fire was so bad firefighters were unable to search the building for victims; however, residents said everybody had gotten out.
The building housed seven people in four units. Local real-estate attorney Joshua Krefetz tweets that city assessors' and building-department records show the building is legally only supposed to be a single-family home.