Friday, June 16, 2017

3-alarm fire in Roslindale in Boston, Mass. displaced 21 people and caused $500K in damages

BOSTON, Mass. —

A large fire left three homes damaged in Boston on Wednesday evening.

Fire officials said the three-alarm fire broke out at 3940 Washington St. in Roslindale, which spread to the neighboring home at 3944 Washington St.

Heavy black smoke could be seen pouring into the sky from the area.

"It started off slow, but then you could see it increasing and getting more vicious," Josh Lopes said. "Then you start seeing stuff flying out of the house."

"I saw the flames in the backyard about six feet high started banging on doors and windows getting people out," Jacob Tucke said.

Firefighters were able to put out the heavy fire in each floor as well as the exterior of the building.

The rear porches of the first building were completely charred from fire. The siding of 3944 Washington St was also damaged.

21 people, 16 adults and 5 kids were displaced as a result of the fire.

Investigators said no serious injuries have been reported, and they are working to determine the cause of the fire.

The fire caused $500,000 in damage.