4-alarm fire in Dorchester displaces 5

A four-alarm fire broke out in Dorchester on Sunday, the Boston Fire Department said on Twitter.

Around 12:40 p.m., firefighters responded to 31 Harlem St. for a building fire, with heavy fire coming from the rear of the two-family house.

Most of the heavy fire was put out around 1:15 p.m., and one firefighter was taken to Carney Hospital for treatment of a minor burn on the leg, according to the department.

Officials estimated the damage at $350,000 and said five people were displaced by the fire.

Fire investigators determined the cause of the fire was a short circuit in a power strip on the first floor in the rear of the building, according to the department.


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