Brawl long over, bruises remain on Plum Island

Kerry Rivers and Meghan Sullivan looked for two dogs on Donna’s Way on Plum Island before the confrontation.

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A powerful fire tore into three buildings in East Boston this morning.

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A powerful fire tore into three buildings in East Boston this morning.

At one point during the struggle, Boston firefighters were ordered out of all three buildings.

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At one point during the struggle, Boston firefighters were ordered out of all three buildings.

No injuries were reported by the Boston Emergency Medical Services as of 9:15 a.m.

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No injuries were reported by the Boston Emergency Medical Services as of 9:15 a.m.

The fire was first discovered near a multi-family apartment building at 309 Sumner St., a second building at neighboring 102A Webster St., and a third building at 317 Sumner St.

Boston Fire Department

The fire was first discovered on Sumner St.

Firefighters battled the blaze earlier this morning.

Boston Fire Department

Firefighters battled the blaze earlier this morning.

Officials had expressed concern that a resident was still inside the primary fire house, but Boston police located the person, officials said.

Boston Fire Department

Officials had expressed concern that a resident was still inside the primary fire house, but Boston police located the person, officials said.

A ladder truck took position in a backyard in East Boston.

Boston Fire Department

A ladder truck took position in a backyard in East Boston.

Boston Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn took command of the six-alarm blaze.

Boston Fire Department

Boston Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn took command of the six-alarm blaze.

Smoke could be seen billowing over the scene.

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Smoke could be seen billowing over the scene.

The fire was discovered shortly before 8:30 a.m.

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The fire was discovered shortly before 8:30 a.m.

Smoke from the fire could be seen all the way from Swampscott.

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Smoke from the fire could be seen all the way from Swampscott.

Fire rips through three buildings in East Boston

No major injuries were reported and the six-alarm blaze was brought under control in about 90 minutes.

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