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Four-alarm fire displaces 16 in Dorchester

Three-decker house on fire in Dorchester

A neighbor photographed the fire before firefighters arrived. Photo via BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire called in around 5:40 p.m. in a three-family house at 29 Alpha Rd. went to four alarms before it was brought under control.

No injuries were reported; the Red Cross has been called in to help the 10 adults and six children displaced by the fire find a place to stay.

The department reports on the cause:

Fire Investigators have determined cause was accidental. Started in a first floor front room. On the cause, specifically a flammable liquid came in contact with a lit candle.

The department estimates damage at $750,000.

After the fire was out (photo by BFD):

Fire on Alpha Road



...truly an accident. a young girl was using nail polish remover in an area with a lit candle.

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That could have resulted in a lot more than property damage. Still, it will be tough for these families in the near future. All the best to them.

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Glad everyone was okay.

The first image is amazing.

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