No major injuries have been reported after Boston firefighters battled an intense nine-alarm fire at a three-story brick apartment building in the city's Allston neighborhood.
The fire in a building on Harvard Terrace near Brighton Avenue was contained about two hours after it was reported at about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Two firefighters were hospitalized, one for a shoulder injury and one for smoke inhalation. Three others were treated at the scene. No injuries were reported to residents, but two bystanders were treated for minor injuries.
Fire Commissioner Joe Finn said the fire began at the rear of the building and spread to its roof. He said two adjacent buildings had smoke and water damage. About 54 residents have been displaced.
Heavy smoke spread over the area for a time, and traffic was kept away.