Firefighters Deal With Frozen Mess After 5-Alarm Fire in Dorchester - NECN

Firefighters Deal With Frozen Mess After 5-Alarm Fire in Dorchester

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    Fire Engines Freeze Over After Fighting Dorchester Fire

    A 5-alarm fire in Dorchester Saturday night turned into a frozen mess on Sunday.

    (Published Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018)

    Firefighters are continuing to deal with a frozen mess after fighting a 5-alarm fire in Dorchester Saturday night.

    Crews responded around 10:05 p.m. to 7 Allston Street to the multi-family house fire. 

    The fire left three families, 14 people total, out in the cold and over a million dollars in damages, according to fire officials.

    The cold weather isn't helping as firefighters try to clear the scene.

    Fire Ravages Dorchester 3-Family, 14 Left Homeless

    [NECN] Fire Ravages Dorchester 3-Family, 14 Left Homeless

    Firefighters in Dorchester battled a 5-alarm fire in Dorchester that displaced 14 people Sunday. Fire officials believe the three-family home sustained $1.5 million in damages.

    (Published Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018)

    The Boston Fire Department has been working on Allston Street for more than 20 hours.

    Because of the cold, the firefighters' gear froze and is still stuck to the ground.

    Officials left the water running all day in case another fire popped up, which left a home covered in ice.

    There are icicles stretching a few feet and cars in the driveway are frozen shut.

    No one was injured in the fire.

    Rocklyn Clarke took displaced people into his house Saturday night.

    "I would say everyone felt like they were grateful to have one another. Thank god there were no causalities and at the end of the day they stuck together as a family and my prayers are with them."

    The three families have been staying with friends after being forced from their homes.

    The fire department says they have lost everything.

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