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South Boston triple deckers go up in flames in seven-alarm fire

Columbia Road fire

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire that erupted early this morning on Columbia Road at Douglas Street damaged seven triple deckers and sent five firefighters to the hospital.

Some 38 residents were displaced by the fire, which caused an estimated $10 million in damage.

The department reports firefighters responded t 3:30 a.m. to 1428 Columbia Rd. to find several buildings already ablaze, filling the neighborhood with thick smoke. Fire burst through roofs; firefighters began concentrating on protecting surrounding homes from damage.

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Columbia Road fire
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With the multiple 311 complaints about fireworks last night?????

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There have been fireworks all across Southie and Dorchester late into the night every night for the past week.

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Any word as to the cause of the fire? Grill on a wooden deck/porch? Carelessly discarded smoking materials? Fireworks? Candles let unattended? Grease fire in a kitchen?

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is this by the 16 bus?

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MBTA Bus route 11 is a block away.

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