Police say fire may have been suicide attempt

A Boston police officer carries Xavier Lamb, 6, who was dropped by his grandmother from the third floor to a firefighter below, during a pre-dawn fire at a large apartment building in the Roxbury section of Boston Monday, Oct. 17, 2011. Firefighters rescued at least 15 people in the fire that police say may have resulted from a suicide attempt by one of the residents. (AP Photo/Aram Boghosian)

October 17, 2011 10:26:11 AM PDT
An explosion and six-alarm fire at an apartment building early Monday may have been the result of a failed suicide attempt, according to a preliminary police investigation.