Next Score View the next score

    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.


    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.

    Get Fast Forward in your inbox:
    Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in this early-morning email.
    Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here

    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.

    Jacob Carozza can be reached at