Earlier this Evening Boston firefighters responded to numerous calls, two of which were intense, building fires. Fighting cold temperatures, dipping into the mid teens, and causing serious ice issues, Boston Firefighters yet again proved their worth with fast attacks that quickly knocked down the fires.
The first call came in at around 17:30 hours, where multiple 911 callers reported fire coming from multi family home at 74 Corona Street in Dorchester. When first arriving companies got on scene they found heavy smoke showing and fire on the reach porches of floors one and two extending into the building.
No injures were reported from the Corona Street fire, however seven adults and two children were displaced. The Massachusetts Red Cross responded to the scene to assist with the families effected. The damage is estimated to be approximately $200,000, and the investigation is ongoing as the cause at this time.
Less than an hour later, firefighters responded to another slew of 911 calls for fire at 14 National Street in South Boston. When firefighters arrived again they were met with heavy smoke and fire on floors two and three of the occupied building. The fire again was quickly knocked down and kept from spreading to adjacent buildings.
Again luckily there were no injuries to report with firefighters successfully getting everyone out of the building before starting an agressive interior attack to extinguish the blaze. The cause of this fire is also still under investigation by Boston Fire FIU. Damage is estimated at approximately $350,000 and 4 residents were displaced.