Two-alarm fire displaces ten in Dorchester

Ellington Street fire in Dorchester

Boston firefighters responded around 11:20 p.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire in a three decker at 107 Ellington St. that caused an estimated $250,000 in damage, the Boston Fire Department reports.

The fire, which started on a rear porch, displaced ten residents, the department says, adding fire investigators are looking for the cause.

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Probable cause

Probably a cigarette flicked off a higher porch. It's so easy and convenient, but sometimes the wind sends it back to the building..

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