Seventy-eight people were left temporarily homeless Wednesday after a fire tore through a Boston apartment building.
The Boston Fire Department responded to the blaze at 1980 Commonwealth Ave. in Brighton. Once there, they struck a second and third alarm to bring more personnel and equipment to bear.
Firefighters went inside and knocked on 52 apartment doors during the ordeal, asking residents still inside to evacuate, according to the fire department. They also pulled several pets out of the building.
One firefighter was treated for a minor injury, according to the department.
The Red Cross and several other agencies were called to help assist those displaced.
Wednesday's fire comes in the heels of another three-alarm blaze, this time at a recycling center in Charlestown late Tuesday night. A firefighter and worker at the facility were both sent to the hospital for minor injuries, according to the department.