Suspect Arrested For Starting Mattapan House Fire That Displaced Eight

Photo: Boston Fire Department

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A person is under arrest and charged with intentionally setting a fire in Mattapan that displaced eight people and sent one person to the hospital Saturday night, the Boston Fire Investigation Unit said Wednesday.

The two-alarm fire started shortly before midnight Saturday at 1553 Blue Hill Ave. Boston firefighters, including a new K-9 dog named Rio, arrived on scene to put out the flames before it could spread to neighboring buildings.

Boston Fire officials said the blaze cost an estimated $1 million in damages.

Six adults and two children were displaced, with one person hospitalized with minor injuries. The Massachusetts Red Cross and the BFD-VAU were on hand to help the displaced with housing.

The suspect's identity has not been released.

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