Woman hospitalized after fire at Dorchester house

A resident was overcome with emotion after a fire broke out in her Dorchester house.

Bill Brett/Globe Staff

A resident was overcome with emotion after a fire broke out in her Dorchester house.

A short circuit in one of the bedrooms of a three-decker house in Dorchester caused a fire Monday morning that injured one woman and left at least five adults and a child displaced, the Boston Fire Department said.

Boston Emergency Medical Services took the injured woman to a hospital for smoke inhalation. The American Red Cross is assisting those displaced.


Firefighters responded at about 11:23 a.m. to 93 Homes Ave., where they saw fire in the rear of the building on the top floor. The one-alarm fire began in a third-floor bedroom and spread to the rear porch on that floor. The flames then spread to the roof, said Steve MacDonald, a Fire Department spokesman.

“It took about 15 minutes to get the heavy fire gone,” said MacDonald. “We spent another 30 minutes checking for hot spots.”

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The third floor received the brunt of the damage, and the first two floors had extensive water damage, he said.

“There is a hole in the roof and a lot of water damage, so it will be a while until all the people are back in there,” said MacDonald.

The blaze caused about $100,000 in damage, according to the Fire Department.

Jasper Craven can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @Jasper_Craven.
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