Firefighters rushed to 27 Wigglesworth Street, near Huntington, around 10:05 p.m. for a roof fire that went to two alarms at 10:20 p.m., but which was largely knocked down about 10 minutes after that.
Elizabeth Rioux, who took the photo out her window, reports:
THE ROOF OF A BUILDING ACROSS FROM MY APARTMENT LITERALLY JUST EXPLODED AS I LOOKED OUT THE WINDOW.
The Boston Fire Department reports no injuries in the fires atop the three-story residential building. The department says 10 people were displaced and estimates damage at $500,000.
Police blocked Huntington Avenue to traffic, trolleys and buses between Longwood and Brigham Circle.
Another view of the fire.