Basement fire at East Boston duplex displaces 10
A two-alarm fire in the basement of an East Boston duplex Saturday displaced 10 people, the Boston Fire Department said on Twitter.
Firefighters responded just after 2 p.m. to the blaze at 89 Morris St., the department said. The fire caused an estimated $150,000 in damage but resulted in no injuries.
Investigators working to determine a cause were still on the scene late Saturday afternoon, according to Steve MacDonald, a Boston Fire Department spokesman.
Response at 2:04pm to 89 Morris St. East Boston for a building fire. It is a 3 story 3 unit attached duplex. Fire in the basement. A 2nd alarm was ordered.— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) December 2, 2017
The fire was confined to the basement, but damage to utilities displaced the 7 adults and 3 children who lived in the duplex’s three apartments, he said.
The fire was put out by 3:15 p.m., the department tweeted.
Some of the displaced will need assistance from the Red Cross, the department said.