Saturday, 2:15 PM
(George Rizer/Globe Staff)
District Chief Brian O'Donnell spoke to homeowner Anne Marie Keefe, who was holding one of the two lucky dogs.
By Michele Richinick, Globe Correspondent
A firefighter rescued a dog this morning after a fire broke out in a house in Boston's Dorchester section, authorities said.
The single-alarm fire began on one side of a duplex home on Ashland Street at around 11 a.m., Boston Fire District Chief Brian O'Donnell said.
A passerby alerted Kathleen Fitzgerald, who lives on the other side of the home, to the rising smoke. As Fitzgerald walked outside, she carried one of the two dogs from the home. The other dog was rescued from the inside.
“The dog wasn’t very happy about being saved,” O’Donnell said. “He bit [the firefighter].”
There was extensive fire and water damage to both sides, and the six tenants of the home have been displaced, O’Donnell said.
“The guys did a great job,” he said. “They managed to get it out before it became a much bigger fire.”
No one was injured. The cause is under investigation.
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