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5 Displaced in Dorchester 4-Alarm Fire

Fire officials say cause of blaze was a short circuit in a power strip

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    Boston Fire Department

    Five people were displaced Sunday following a house fire in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

    Reports of the blaze at 31 Harlem St. first came in at about 12:40 p.m.

    The fire quickly escalated to four alarms at the 2-story, wood frame house but crews were able to douse the flames in a couple of hours.

    Fire officials determined that the cause of the fire was a short circuit in a power strip in the rear of the structure. Estimated damage to the home is $350,000.

    One firefighter was taken to an area hospital to be treated for a minor burn on the leg.

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