Fire injures resident, firefighter on Brookvale Street

Firefighter on Brookvale Street roof

Firefighter on Brookvale Street roof. Photo by Boston Fire Department.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 6 Brookvale St., off Dorchester Avenue, around 9 a.m. on Sunday for a fire that displaced seven residents and Gordo the cat.

One resident and one firefighter were taken to the hospital, according to the department.

The department estimated damage at $150,000 and says the fire was particularly challenging, because it broke out on the top floor and firefighters had to deal with utility wires in front of the house to get to the roof.