Thirty Displaced After 4-Alarm Apartment Fire in Dorchester

Boston fire officials said around 30 people are displaced after a fast-moving, four-alarm fire ripped through a Dorchester apartment building Friday night, reports (


The fire was reported at the three-story building at 249 Washington St. around 7 p.m., and when fire crews arrived at the scene, they said heavy smoke and fire were seen on the rear porches.

Fire was also reported in other parts of the building, and additional fire crews were requested to assist in extinguishing the fire. Crews were able to bring the fire under control, and the fire was put out just before 8 p.m.

The Red Cross was assisting the 30 residents displaced from the nine apartments at 249, 247 and 245 Washington St.

Boston fire officials said damage was estimated at around $750,000, and the cause and area where the fire began remain under investigation.


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