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.