Boston officials: At least 17 injured in 9-alarm fire

Boston officials- At least 17 injured in 9-alarm fire

At least 17 people have been taken to area hospitals as firefighters battle a nine-alarm fire in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, Boston Emergency Medical Services said.

Earlier, the Boston Fire Department spokesman said three firefighters had been injured, one seriously. Officials say this is still an active scene.

Wind gusts of 40-50 mph have been reported in the area due to a storm passing along the coast.

Photo: Firefighters doused flames after a blaze broke out in Boston’s Back Bay. (Boston Fire Department)