7-Alarms Ordered in Dorchester After 5 Multi-Family Homes Catch Fire

At approximately 11:10 hours this morning, Boston Fire received the initial call for a building fire with people still inside in the area of 73 Fayston Street, in Dorchester.

Despite the quick response of BFD companies, the fire quickly spread from one multi-family home to what became 5 multi-family homes in the area. Within 30 minutes from the initial call, firefighters reported that the rear porches had collapsed from the blaze.

Commissioner Dempsey ordered a 7th alarm shortly after, bringing a total of over 150 firefighters to the scene to combat the spread of the fire. From the 5 multi-family homes, 32 adults, 16 kids, and multiple pets were displaced. Three Boston Firefighters were transported to local area hospitals with minor injuries, and Boston EMS was on scene to stand by along with the Red Cross of Massachusetts to assisted the residents with shelter.

Estimated damages have not yet been reported, but with the extent of this fire, it is assumed to be one of the highest that BFD has seen in some time. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by Boston FIU, with no further information being released at this time.

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