DORCHESTER, MASS. (WHDH) - Over a dozen people were forced out of their homes Sunday morning when a large fire tore through multiple houses in Dorchester.

Boston Fire Commissioner Paul Burke said the heavy fire was reported at a multi-family triple decker home around 10 a.m. Heavy winds spread the fire to three buildings in the area of Peverell Street and Cushion Avenue.

“It’s one thing if it’s windy and the fire’s inside,” Commissioner Burke said. “But it was outside, so the porches caught and then it spread to the other buildings and the adjacent buildings. So the wind was a big factor today.”

Two firefighters and one other person are undergoing treatment for injuries. Fifteen people were displaced by the fire, Boston Fire spokesperson Brian Alkins said. Alkins estimated that the fire caused $2 million worth of damage to the involved structures.

“But it, like moved quick, and it’s crazy,” neighbor Frank Mancini said. “I was having coffee on the porch and smelled smoke from the front. I just ran around back and the first floor was on fire, like all orange flames.”

Sarah MacDougall was also enjoying coffee on her porch with her dog when she saw the fire. “I just saw a large cloud of smoke and so I knew it was a bad fire,” she said.

“I threw the dog in the house, grabbed my phone and immediately called 911, and ran towards the houses,” MacDougall said.

The home at 25 Peverell Street was also damaged, where Actor Mark Wahlberg used to lived with his family. The actor visited his childhood home during the production of his Netflix movie Wonderland in 2018 and 2019.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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