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Fire erupts in Roslindale triple decker; spreads to neighboring buildings

Washington Street fire in Roslindale

Boston firefighters responded to 3940 Washington St. at 6:50 p.m. for what turned into a three-alarm fire that spread to 7 Claxton St. and burned off the siding of 3944 Washington St.

About 21 people were displaced. The Boston Fire Department reports no injuries, estimates damage at $500,000, says the cause is under investigation.

Washington Street was shut.

Cindy W reports on her surreal experience in the Arnold Arboretum north of the fire:

I am walking through the Arboretum on a beautiful night, big pieces of ash are falling on me.

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