Fire Tears Through JP Triple-Decker

JAMAICA PLAIN (WBZ-AM) -- Heavy flames were showing when the Boston Fire Department responded to a fire in a triple decker in JP Tuesday morning.

The department responded to the home at the corner of Lamartine and Paul Gore Streets around 10 a.m.

Boston Fire said the building housed a day care in the basement--but said everyone got out safely, and no injuries were reported.

Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley, whose district includes Jamaica Plain, was at the scene of the fire. He said he was incredibly grateful to the Boston firefighters who responded.

O'Malley praised the firefighters' work to WBZ-TV, saying they were able to keep it from spreading to any other buildings in the densely-packed neighborhood.

"This fire spread incredibly quickly, was incredibly impactful, but again, Boston Fire did an amazing job," he said.

Mark Sanders, Public Information Officer with the Boston Fire Department  tells WBZ NewsRadio1030's Carl Stevens that when the fire first started, the children and four adult staffers inside the daycare center self-evacuated. 

"Anytime you hear on the radio that there is children involved the urgency becomes that much greater," he said.

Damages are estimated around $1-Million Dollars. Officials have yet to determine the cause of the fire.

WBZ NewsRadio1030's Carl Stevens reports.

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