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Large Blaze Burns Abandoned Complex In Roxbury

Firefighters man hoses directed at a warehouse in an abandoned industrial complex in Roxbury Saturday night. (AP)
Firefighters man hoses directed at a warehouse in an abandoned industrial complex in Roxbury Saturday night. (AP)

A huge fire has burned an abandoned industrial complex in Boston.

No one was hurt in the blaze, which firefighters said was bigger than any they had seen in 20 to 30 years.

Fire department spokesman Steve MacDonald says crews were called to the fire in the city's Roxbury neighborhood just before 10:30 p.m. Saturday. The blaze was so large that officials called in 160 firefighters from around the city to battle it.

Boston District 7 Fire Chief Erik Pettaway recently updated a firefighting plan for the long-abandoned complex. Part of the plan called for firefighters to stay out of the building. He was pleased the plan was followed, because sections of the building collapsed.

Firefighters poured water on the building all night.

This program aired on August 22, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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