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Fire erupts in three decker on Tovar Street in Dorchester, one resident rescued from top floor

Tovar Street fire

Tovar Street fire. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 5 Tovar St., off Bowdoin St., around 10 a.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire on all three floors.

The department reports firefighters had to rescue a resident who was trapped by the flames on the top floor. The Red Cross is now helping that resident and ten others find new housing. The department adds that one firefighter was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Damage was estimated at $300,000; the cause is under investigation.

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a BBQ grill. (as the cause)

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It's not a smart idea to use a BBQ grill in a house, particularly on the top floor of a triple-decker!

Here's hoping the people who were rescued, including the person on the top floor of the triple decker in question, are all okay.

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Being trapped on the 3rd floor of a triple-decker by flames is nightmare fuel.

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Being trapped on the 3rd floor of a triple-decker by flames is nightmare fuel.

It's a nightmare....period--come to life! Ugh!

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