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Four-alarm fire on Fairmount Street in Dorchester displaces 19

Fairmount fire

Fairmount Street fire. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire that started at 24 Fairmount St. in Dorchester spread to 20 and 26 Fairmount and the garage at 28 Fairmount early this morning.

Some 19 residents were displaced, but there were no injuries, the department reports, adding firefighters responded at 4:40 a.m.

In addition to the buildings, at least one car caught on fire as well.

The department estimates damage at $2 million.

Photo by BFD:

Car on fire on Fairmount Street

The aftermath. Photo by BFD:

Fairmount Street fire damage
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That's a freakin' inferno!! Why do these fires always happen in Roxbury and Dorchester? I understand the houses are wooden and jammed side-by-side but is that really the issue? Are there enough fire extinguishers? Let me guess, there are no functioning fire alarms and no building inspections? An old stove with no vents? This really needs to stop. My heart goes out to the 19 displaced.

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