By adamg on Fri, 03/06/2020 - 9:07am
Boston firefighters responded to what turned into a three-alarm fire at 77 Romsey St., off Sydney Street, in Dorchester around 4 a.m. - almost eight hours after another three-alarm fire in Dorchester.
One resident was home at the time and escaped unharmed, the department reports, adding damage to the three-family home was estimated at $500,000.
WBZ reports battling the fire proved a particular challenge because of a large volume of hoarded things on all three floors. The department reports firefighters eventually had to just leave the building and perform "defensive" firefighting from the outside, to keep the fire from spreading to neighboring buildings.