(Photos by Bernice Corpuz/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)
BOSTON (24/7 NewsSource/WBZ-AM) -- At least nine people are without homes this morning after a sprawling blaze in Dorchester.
Fire crews were called to Boston Street around 2:45 this morning on reports of a three-alarm inferno. Investigators believe the fire originated at one triple-decker, then spread to the triple-decker next door.
All nine residents and six pets were safely evacuated, but a firefighter did suffer non-life-threatening injuries. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.
The back decks of the buildings were gone, the sidings charred. The windows are damaged, and you can see into a third-floor bedroom where resident Alex Bryson was sleeping.
"The landlord and all the dogs woke us up," he told WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Bernice Corpuz.
Bryson described waking up to a wall of fire, and said he ran out with nothing but his dog, Jackson.
"As long as he's okay, I'm okay, and everybody else is, that's all that matters," he said. "Everything else is replaceable."
Boston Fire Chief Joe Finn estimated the damage to be around $1.25 million.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Bernice Corpuz (@BerniceWBZ) reports