Careless smoker sparkes three-alarm fire in Dorchester that sends boy, firefighters to hospital

28 Harvard Ave. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire called in around 5:45 a.m. at 28 Harvard Ave. sent a 13-year-old boy to Mass. General with burns.

Five firefighters were also taken to the hospital, one with facial injuries, one with a wrist injury and three with chest pains.

Fire officials are blaming "careless disposal of a cigarette" by a woman taking a smoke break on the second-floor porch.

Nine people were displaced by the fire. Fire officials declared the three decker a total loss.

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