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Code violations are focus of fatal fire in Allston

Inspectors to assess if too many tenants lived in Allston house destroyed by fire

City inspectors scoured a multifamily house in Allston Monday where a Boston University student died and 15 people were injured in a fire early Sunday, focusing on several possible code violations, including whether too many people were living in the structure and whether tenants had the means to escape.

“We have a number of concerns as you might imagine, first and foremost the number of people living in the building . . . whether or not that was appropriate,” said Bryan ­Glascock, commissioner of the city’s Inspectional Services Department.

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