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One dead in six-alarm East Boston fire

Firefighters battle blaze

Fund for displaced residents.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded around 5 a.m. to 430 Meridian St. in East Boston for what became a six-alarm fire that killed one resident and spread to two neighboring buildings.

The department reports another five residents were rescued by firefighters on ladders. A total of five residents and one firefighter were taken to local hospitals.

Some 30 residents were displaced by the fire.

The department estimated damage at $5 million.



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