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Fatal Fire Kills 1, Injures 15 In Allston

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Updated at 2:45 p.m. on April 29: Boston University has identified the fatality as Binland Lee, a senior who was studying marine science.

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Firefighters responded to a multiple-alarm fire in Allston on Sunday, April 28, 2013. One person died and 15 were injured. (Boston Fire Department)
Firefighters responded to a multiple-alarm fire in Allston on Sunday, April 28, 2013. One person died and 15 were injured. (Boston Fire Department)

BOSTON — A major house fire in a neighborhood popular with college students turned fatal Sunday morning.

After firefighters battled the multiple-alarm fire at 87 Linden St. in Boston's Allston neighborhood, they found the body of an unidentified adult woman in the attic.

Fifteen people, including six firefighters, were hurt, none with life-threatening injuries.

"It's a neighborhood that's heavily populated with college students," said Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald. "There's a history of many people living in few apartments."

The fire department later tweeted that 19 people lived in the house.

MacDonald said an active investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire and whether the home was zoned for its 19 residents.

One person jumped from the roof of the house, while several others had to be rescued over ladders.

In January 2012, a house on the same block was hit by a major fire during which occupants were forced to jump from windows to safety.

This article was originally published on April 28, 2013.

This program aired on April 28, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.

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