Boston firefighters responded around 5 p.m. for what became a three-alarm fire at 12 Creighton St. that destroyed the building's rear porches.
One resident was injured when he tripped and fell as he was leaving the six-unit building, the Boston Fire Department reports.
At least nine people were displaced from the six-unit building.
The bulk of the fire was reported knocked down around 5:29 p.m., as firefighters continued to look for possible extension of the fire. Investigators arrived on scene to determine the exact cause and origin of the fire, which the department estimates caused $700,000 in damage.
Neighbors have set up a GoFundMe page to help the residents get back on their feet.