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Video, Photos: Boston FFs battle 6-alarm blaze

Fire on all floors of a three-decker extended into another home and displaced 29 occupants

By Dave Eisenstadter

BOSTON — A three-story fire broke out on Ellington Street in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood on Saturday, causing damage to multiple buildings and forcing nearly 30 people out of their homes, according to the Boston Fire Department.

In an initial post to X, formerly known as Twitter, at around 4 p.m., flames can be seen leaping on back porches of all three floors at 21 Ellington St. The fire department reported the fire had jumped to 19 Ellington Street when a second alarm was called.

In all, six alarms were called with the fire officially being declared knocked down at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Shortly before 6 p.m., fire department officials announced that 29 residents were displaced from the buildings affected by the fire and one person was taken to the hospital.

On Sunday morning, the fire department thanked their fire alarm dispatchers, whom they said worked behind the scenes to quickly provide resources to fight the fire.

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