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Attic fire on Tonawanda Street in Dorchester displaces six

Tonawanda Street fire aftermath

The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm fire at 82 Tonawanda St. did an estimated $450,000 in damages and displaced six residents and a dog.

Firefighters responded around 10:48 p.m. on Saturday to the multi-family house. WBZ reports a neighbor noticed the fire and alerted residents to get out.

The cause of the fire, confined to the attic, is under investigation.

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the cause has been determined. Just like the Saugus fire last week, this one was caused by oily rags that combusted. However, these were not in a barrel near the house; rather were away from the house in a bag, but the fire spread to the house. Glad there were no injuries.
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