A fire in a courtyard at 4 Vinal St., off Allston St. around 6:45 a.m. sent residents out onto the street until firefighters knocked it down.
According to the Boston Fire Department:
Trash fire outside that extended into the first floor. Cause was careless disposal of smoking material. Damage estimate was $50,000.00. No injuries. 1 alarm fire.
DreamHaus of Mattel, who lives in the building, shows some of the damage and reports:
Heard a crashing sound that shook the apt. Then I saw the smoke.