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Boston Firefighters Respond to 9-Alarm Fire

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Boston (MA) firefighters responded Saturday to a fire at a vacant building in Dorchester that went to nine alarms.

According to NECN, the fire in the building located at 39 Old Morton St. impacted eight nearby homes in all. More than 100 firefighters labored for hours to bring the fire under control.

“My thanks for the outstanding effort at the nine-alarm fire by our firefighters today,” Boston Fire Commissioner Joe Finn posted on Twitter. “A very heavy volume of fire on arrival. Quick command decisions with ordering additional alarms immediately were key.”

“The rapid fire spread made containing this fire challenging but our firefighters used their training to do just that,” the commissioner added. “And let’s not forget the most important part: fully staffed ‘boots’ on the ground.”