Seven-alarm fire in Southie
sparkywfd – 38 people were displaced and 5 firefighters were hurt as flames spread through 7 buildings in South Boston overnight.
The fire in the 1400 block of Columbia Road South started before 3:30 a.m.
Five homes on Columbia Road were destroyed and two more on Douglas Street were damaged. Officials said the damage was estimated to be about $10 million.
Officials believe the fire started in the rear of the building, but said the exact origin is not yet clear.
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