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Cigarette causes Dorchester house fire

Blaze displaces 13 residents

Careless disposal of a cigarette caused a four-alarm fire that devastated a Dorchester three-decker early Sunday morning and left 13 people homeless, according to a fire official.

The fire started on the first-floor front porch, then rose to the second- and third-floor porches of the house on Colonial Avenue.

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