/Crews battle 7-alarm fire in multiple Dorchester triple deckers – WCVB Boston

Crews battle 7-alarm fire in multiple Dorchester triple deckers – WCVB Boston


Dozens of people are displaced and five buildings were damaged Wednesday when a seven-alarm fire spread through a Dorchester neighborhood. The fire was reported at about 11:15 a.m. on Fayston Street. From Sky 5, heavy, black smoke could be seen coming from at least three triple-deckers — Nos. 86, 84 and 82 Fayston — at the corner with Mascoma Street. The fire also caused minor damage to structures on Mascoma and Quincy streets. Commissioner Jack Dempsey said the heat was an issue battling the fire, and three firefighters and one civilian were taken to the hospital for evaluation. Everyone in the buildings was able to get out safely, and no injuries to residents were reported. In all, 48 people, including 16 children, were displaced by the fire and are being assisted by the Red Cross and the city. Dempsey said the rear porches of the Fayston Street buildings collapsed. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Firefighters rescued a puppy from one of the buildings and reunited it with its owner. Other pets also were able to get out safely either with their owners or on their own. Dempsey and Mayor Kim Janey warned residents about fire dangers amid hot, dry conditions and asked people to be mindful when using grills and disposing of smoking materials.

Dozens of people are displaced and five buildings were damaged Wednesday when a seven-alarm fire spread through a Dorchester neighborhood.

The fire was reported at about 11:15 a.m. on Fayston Street. From Sky 5, heavy, black smoke could be seen coming from at least three triple-deckers — Nos. 86, 84 and 82 Fayston — at the corner with Mascoma Street. The fire also caused minor damage to structures on Mascoma and Quincy streets.

Commissioner Jack Dempsey said the heat was an issue battling the fire, and three firefighters and one civilian were taken to the hospital for evaluation.

Everyone in the buildings was able to get out safely, and no injuries to residents were reported. In all, 48 people, including 16 children, were displaced by the fire and are being assisted by the Red Cross and the city.

Dempsey said the rear porches of the Fayston Street buildings collapsed. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Firefighters rescued a puppy from one of the buildings and reunited it with its owner. Other pets also were able to get out safely either with their owners or on their own.

Dempsey and Mayor Kim Janey warned residents about fire dangers amid hot, dry conditions and asked people to be mindful when using grills and disposing of smoking materials.

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