A fire that spread alongFayston Street off Mascoma Street in Dorchester spread among five closely-packed three deckers shortly before 11:30 a.m.
The fire reached seven alarms, bringing in firefighters from across Boston and neighboring communities, some to cover areas left uncovered as Boston firefighters rushed to the scene.
Video of firefighters on the roofs.
The fires were declared knocked down around 12:24 p.m.
The Boston Fire Department reports 48 people and "multiple pets" were displaced. Some 150 firefighters battled the fires.
Dog hiding under furniture is rescued, reunited with family.
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