Firefighters injured in Mattapan fire released from hospital

Five firefighters who were injured Thursday night when a five-alarm fire gutted a home in Mattapan have been released from the hospital, a Boston fire official said.

Three of the firefighters were hospitalized for heat exhaustion, one suffered a broken thumb, and one suffered a shoulder injury, Steve MacDonald, the department spokesman, said Friday night.

The cause of the fire, which occurred at 41 Evelyn Street, is still under investigation, said MacDonald.


The blaze ripped through the triple-decker home and displaced 20 people. There were no injuries to residents.

“Right now, our only involvement is to determine the cause of the fire,” said MacDonald.

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