Firefighters battle 2-alarm blaze in South Boston

Boston firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze this afternoon at 52 Thomas Park in South Boston. One firefighter and one resident were injured, though their injuries were not life-threatening, fire officials said.

Firefighters responded at 4:23 p.m., finding heavy fire in the rear of the building, on the third- and fourth-floor rear porches, fire officials said. The building is a three-story brick apartment with four stories in the back.

The fire was extinguished by shortly before 5 p.m. One firefighter was taken to the hospital with a shoulder injury. One resident suffered a burn injury, the fire department said in an official tweet.

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