2 injured, 14 displaced in Roslindale fire

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A three-alarm fire that broke out this morning at Dale Village, a complex of apartments and townhouses in Roslindale, injuring one resident and a firefighter, and displacing 14 people, including two children, has been knocked down, according to fire officials.

Officials received the call about the blaze at 36 Harrison St. at about 6:30 a.m., said Boston Fire Department spokesman Lieutenant Mike Walsh. It was knocked down at about 7:30 a.m., he said.

One person was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, "for observation," said Walsh.

Walsh said "careless disposal of smoking material" was the cause of the blaze.


Firefighters arriving at the two-and-a-half story home saw smoke and rang a second alarm. The fire was in the attic, an area that was difficult to access, causing firefighters to ring the third alarm, according to officials.

According to officials, the fire caused $650,000 damage and the Red Cross will be providing assistance to those displaced.

Aimee Ortiz can be reached at aimee.ortiz@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @aimee_ortiz.