17 people displaced by fire in Boston’s Mattapan neighborhood

More than a dozen people were displaced by a fire that broke out Sunday morning in Boston’s Mattapan neighborhood, firefighters said. The Boston Fire Department first tweeted about the fire on Deering Road shortly before 10:45 a.m. on Twitter showed strong flames burning through the third floor back porches and the back of the attic. The crews also had to deal with heavy smoke. The department tweeted shortly before 11 a.m. that the strong flames had been extinguished. In a follow-up tweet, officials said crews were able to prevent the fire from spreading to adjacent buildings. Some teams remained on site to monitor hot spots. Fire officials said two adults and two children were transported to area hospitals by Boston Emergency. Medical services are to be treated for minor smoke inhalation. The Massachusetts Red Cross is helping find housing for the 17 displaced residents, including seven adults and 10 children. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. investigation.

More than a dozen people were displaced by a fire that broke out Sunday morning in the Mattapan neighborhood of Boston, according to firefighters.

The Boston Fire Department first tweeted about the fire on Deering Road shortly before 10:45 a.m.

Photos and videos shared by the department on Twitter showed strong flames burning through the third floor back porches and the back of the attic. The crews also had to deal with significant smoke conditions.

The department tweeted shortly before 11 a.m. that the strong flames had been extinguished. In a follow-up tweet, officials said crews were able to prevent the fire from spreading to adjacent buildings.

Some teams remained on site to monitor hot spots.

Firefighters said two adults and two children were transported to area hospitals by Boston Emergency Medical Services to be treated for minor smoke inhalation.

The Massachusetts Red Cross is helping find housing for the 17 displaced residents, including seven adults and 10 children.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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