Six-Alarm Fire Burns MA Triple-Decker Apartment Buildings

A six-alarm fire burned three triple-decker apartment buildings in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester yesterday.

Nine apartments sustained $1.2 million in damage in the fire, a Boston (MA) Fire Department spokesperson told The Boston Globe ( More than 30 people were displaced.

One firefighter was transported with a shoulder injury. A cat was pulled from the wreckage of one the buildings and treated for smoke inhalation.

The close proximity of the buildings allowed for the fire to extend rapidly from one structure to the next. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Often found in New England, triple-decker apartment buildings generally feature apartments on each of their three floors, frequently with porches stacked above each other.

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