Firefighters opened a two-alarm fire in the Roxbury apartment building. Firefighters used a two-alarm fire and destroyed the two-alarm fire

Firefighters opened a two-alarm fire in the Roxbury apartment building. Firefighters used a two-alar ...

The two-alarm fire hit a multifamily residence in Roxbury on Monday afternoon and displaced five people, officials said.

The Boston Fire Department confirmed the fire on Monroe St. shortly after 3 PM, but no injuries were reported.

The department tweeted that the heavy fire is going to begin about two:45 p.m. the heavy fire on the ground floor at 89 Monroe Street, Roxbury, is from the third floor.

Fire officials said in a follow-up tweet at three:10 p.m., that a second alarm had been struck, with the blaze spreading to the attic area of the 3 and 1/2-story building.

The Fire Department tweeted at the third of the day that the heavy fire was knocked down, and companies chasing hot spots through the building.

Fire officials said that the cause of the blaze is under investigation.

The district leader Patrick Nichols told reporters five people were displaced and the damage is estimated at $200,000.

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