Jamaica Plain building catches fire; at least nine displaced

12 Creighton St. fire

12 Creighton St. fire. Photo by J.S. Hummel.

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.

Photo by J.S. Hummel:

Creighton Street fire scene

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