Firefighters knocked down a 3-alarm blaze that destroyed a home where a day care operated in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood Tuesday morning.
The fire broke out at 165 Lamartine St., a two-and-a-half-story, single-family home. None of the four adults or five children who were in the building at the time were injured. A dog belonging to the residents, however, did not make it out.
The blaze began around 10 a.m. By the early afternoon, the flames were out, but firefighters were checking for hot spots. Crews were also going through the property to investigate the cause.
Earlier photos from the scene showed heavy flames and smoke coming from windows and the roof.
The residents started the day care several years ago. It operated in the home's first floor and basement. Neighbors say it's a tight-knit community and a lot of parents relied on the facility.
"I hope they're OK," neighbor Susan Naimark said of the family.
The fire was estimated to have caused about $1 million in damages. Fire officials said the building was a total loss.