BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — High winds on Sunday made for a difficult situation between Cushing Avenue and Peverell Street in Dorchester, as they carried flames from a fire at one residence to multiple surrounding buildings, including one where a Hollywood figure was raised. Officials say 15 residents across four separate addresses were displaced because of this fire.
The Boston Fire Department documented the blaze and the firefighters' response to the fire that was quickly spreading, causing massive damage before it was extinguished. 25 Peverell Street, the childhood home of famous actor and producer Mark Wahlberg, was among those touched by the flames.
In 2018 Wahlberg posted an Instagram video commemorating his upbringing on Peverell Street while he was in the area for a film shoot.
Boston Emergency Medical Services says two firefighters suffered minor injuries from the fire that broke out at around 10 a.m. Sunday morning. A civilian also reportedly suffered minor injuries. Later the fire swelled to become a six-alarm blaze, with flames reaching the roof of at least one triple-decker home. Officials say the building where the fire started had its rear porches burned through.
Over 120 firefighters responded to the scene, and thousands of feet of fire hose had to be used to contain the fire.
Officials say that damages resulting from the fire totaled to over $2,000,000, with detail crews on scene to help clean the debris.
To help combat the flames, the BFD used a drone to survey and identify the remaining fire pockets that were the heaviest. Wahlberg has not commented on the incident at the time of posting.