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Families Displaced After Home Catches Fire in Dorchester

Boston firefighters were able to save one cat that was on the ledge, "but unfortunately another cat didn’t make it," the department wrote on Twitter.

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Four adults and two children are displaced after a three-family home caught fire in Dorchester shortly before 3 a.m. Friday.

Firefighters were able to save one cat that was on the ledge, "but unfortunately another cat didn’t make it," the Boston Fire Department wrote on Twitter.

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Heavy fire was showing from the second and third floors of 15 Castle Rock Street around 2:50 a.m., according to the Boston Fire Department.

Misha Thomas, a resident, said she and her partner were awakened by the and rushed out of their third floor apartment.

“Honestly we’ve been up since it happened -- and it’s just a lot,” Thomas said.

Crews were still on scene after 4 a.m. putting out hot spots on the adjacent building at 17 Castle Rock. Firefighters had limited access to the building because of wires and trees.

Four adults and two children are displaced after a three-family home caught fire in Dorchester shortly before 3 a.m. Friday.

The porches in the back of the building collapsed in the flames. The damage is estimated around $800,000.

"In the back of the house, most of the damage was to floor two, extended all the way to the front of the house so the companies had a tough time working when they got upstairs there the fire was right at the door with them," District Fire Chief Jeff Whitman said.

Red Cross of Massachusetts is helping the displaced families find housing. No injuries were reported.

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