9-alarm fire starts in vacant Boston building, spreads to 7 homes, 7 firefighters injured officials say

  • Source: WCVB-TV NBC 5
  • Published: 06/17/2019 12:00 AM

VIDEO: A nine-alarm fire tore through a Lower Mills neighborhood in Dorchester on Saturday, displacing 14 residents, according to Boston fire officials. The Boston Fire Department said nine people, including seven firefighters, were treated and transported to a hospital by Boston Emergency Medical Services. The injuries are considered non-life-threatening. Fire officials said crews responded at 4:45 p.m. to the area of 39 Old Morton St., which is near the Mattapan neighborhood line. Witnesses told WCVB and investigators that they heard a loud boom. The fire started in a vacant home that was under construction. Upon arrival, firefighters found the home fully engulfed in flames, which eventually spread to seven adjacent homes.


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