Fire spreads between 2 triple-deckers in Dorchester; displaces 9 residents and 6 pets

BOSTON (WHDH) - A triple-decker fire that spread to a neighboring home in Dorchester Thursday morning has left nine residents and six pets displaced.

Flames sparked in the back of the triple-decker on Boston Street around 2:45 a.m. before spreading to an adjacent triple-decker.

Jordan Gilson, who lives nearby, was alerted to the fire when his friend started to scream.

“I looked out the window on the way back to my bedroom and I could just see flames shooting from the house next door,” he said.

Nearby power lines started sparking, forcing officials to shut down the street as they worked to turn the power off.

It took firefighters roughly 20 minutes to get the fire under control.

One firefighter was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and no civilians were injured, according to Fire Commissioner Joe Finn.

The fire left behind about $1.25 million in damages, Finn said.

The cause remains under investigation.