A powerful blaze burned in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood on Saturday night.
Boston Fire first responded to reports of a building fire on Creighton Street at 5 p.m. When they arrived on the scene, firefighters discovered heavy flames on the back porch of the home.
The fire escalated to three alarms before it was extinguished.
Amy Sullivan, a local resident whose aunt lived in the building, said she was devastated by the destruction.
"It's sad," she said. "Not a good way to start the new year."
Sullivan's 81-year-old grandmother tripped and fell while walking to check on the family. She was transported to an area hospital for treatment. There were no other injuries reported.
Nine people in total were displaced. The fire chief estimates $700,000 worth of damage.