Water Leak Forces 200 Residents from Allston Residence

A high-rise building housing 200 people was evacuated early Wednesday morning after a major water leak, according to authorities.

Some residents received minor burns as a hot water pipe burst around midnight on the fifth floor of a building at 15 North Beacon St. in Allston, Deputy Boston Fire Chief Stephen McNeil said.

MBTA buses arrived on the scene to shuttle displaced residents to the Jackson Mann School, the Boston Fire Department said.

There is no word on when residents will be allowed to return. The Fire Department says it assisted those who needed to collect pets, medication, or keys from inside the building.

The water to the 10-story building has been shut down, and plumbers and electricians are working to restore systems.

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