Nine alarm Old Morton Street fire spreads to several homes | Dorchester Reporter

By Jennifer Smith, News Editor

Dorchester Reporter
June 15, 2019

“A fire that started at a vacant house at 39 Old Morton St. around 4:45 p.m. on Saturday spread to seven neighboring buildings near the Dorchester-Mattapan border. Its cause is still under investigation.

The Boston Fire Department struck a ninth alarm around 5:30 pm. Fire was already heavy when firefighters responded, officials said. The 37-39 Old Morton St. property is a 5,264-square foot multi-unit house which was under construction on a residential Mattapan block.

No one was injured in the house initially, officials said. Firefighters were overhauling the buildings just past 7 p.m., after the fire was knocked down.”

Read the completer story on the Dorchester Reporter

Lower Mills Civic Assn. Old Morton St. Fire Fund

The Board of Directors of the Lower Mills Civic Association opened a digital fundraiser. Donation to help the Dorchester Neighbors that have lost their home and belonging in the fire. More information here

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