At approximately 00:20 hours on New Years Day, Boston Fire responded to 693 Dudley Street, a three story occupied building. On arrival companies reported heavy smoke showing and shortly after, arriving a second alarm was ordered.
Firefighters continued to fight the blaze that was concentrated in the rear upper stories of the building. Luckily, all residents were able to make it out of the building safely and unharmed. The fire was eventually knocked down with companies continuing extensive overhaul late into the night.
Two cats could be seen being carried from the building by a Boston Patrolman who exceeded his expected duties and went searching for the elderly resident’s feline companions in the wreckage of the burnt building.
A total of six adults, three children, and the two cats were displaced by the blaze and were assisted by services provided by the Red Cross. Damages to the building are estimated to be over $300,000. Boston Fire FIU were on scene investigating the cause of the fire which is still undetermined at this time.