7-Alarm Fire In Dorchester Leaves 5 Buildings Damaged, 48 People Displaced

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A seven-alarm fire in Dorchester Wednesday has left five buildings damaged and 48 people displaced.

The fire started on Fayston Street around 11:15 a.m., according to the Boston Fire Department. Rear porches eventually collapsed.

One civilian and three firefighters were taken to the hospital for heat exhaustion.

"Our focus, first and foremost, is on the safety of the residents of Boston who were displaced, and on the safety of our firefighters who have bravely battled this blaze," Acting Mayor Kim Janey said while on the scene.

Boston Water and Sewer Commission said that residents in the area "may experience poor pressure and water discoloration temporarily."

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(Photo: Boston Fire Department)

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