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Seven-alarm fire tears through Roxbury building

Emergency crews were called to 7-alarm fire in Roxbury early Monday morning. Credit: cheeser359/Flickr Emergency crews were called to 7-alarm fire in Roxbury early Monday morning. Credit: cheeser359/Flickr

A seven-alarm fire tore through a Roxbury building early Monday morning.

Shortly after 4 a.m. Boston Fire responded to the scene,located at 124-126 Warren St. in Roxbury. The building, which has now collapsed, was a vacant three-story wood frame duplex in the early stages of renovation.

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There were some windows that were broken in a building next to the scene, causing the displacement of four adults and one child. Water damage also affected their utilities, so disaster relief crews from the Red Cross were also called to the scene.

The site continued to be an active scene throughout the morning, with detail companies maintaining a stream of water on the collapsed building.

As of 7 a.m., Warren Street outbound has reopened for traffic, while inbound traffic between Moreland and Dudley streets remains closed.

The damage was estimated at $1 million, according to the Boston Fire Department.

Two Boston firefighters were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

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