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Crews Battle 4-Alarm Fire Inside Corner Market Store in Dorchester

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    4-Alarm Fire Destroys Dorchester Buildings

    Buildings in Codman Square in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood were destroyed when a fire broke out Tuesday.

    (Published Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018)

    A 4-alarm fire in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood gutted a corner market store on Tuesday.

    Boston fire officials said the fire that had been raging underneath the roof of the Codman Square business on Washington Street started at 9 a.m. and was finally extinguished by 3 p.m.

    Firefighters were hampered by a large billboard on top of the roof and the danger of a roof collapse.

    Crews used a type of foam to combat the flames, which a Boston Fire spokesperson said will slither through a structure differently than water, helping to smother fire.

    Fire Breaks Out at Dorchester Building

    [NECN] Fire Breaks Out at Dorchester Building

    Firefighters battled a 3-alarm blaze at a building in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood Tuesday morning.

    (Published Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018)

    Sky Ranger footage from the scene showed heavy smoke pouring from the building.

    No injuries have been reported at this time.

    Jamie Garcia said he was inside just minutes before the flames broke out.

    "It was just chill," he said. "Everybody was just chilling, having a good time. When I went to McDonald's came back, this happened."

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