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Large fire damages multiple homes in Dorchester, 3 firefighters injured

The fire was first reported around 2:20 p.m. on Irma Street

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Firefighters battled a large blaze impacting multiple triple-decker homes in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood on Monday afternoon.

The fire was first reported around 2 p.m. on Irma Street. Three firefighters were injured battling the blaze, and 30 residents were displaced.

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Firefighters said there was initially heavy fire showing from a three-family occupied building at 20 Irma St. that spread to two neighboring buildings at 16 and 24 Irma St.

Aerial footage from the scene showed smoke pouring from all three buildings. The building at 20 Irma St. appeared heavily damaged, with the exterior of the home badly charred from the flames.

About a half dozen multi-family dwellings are located right in a row in the area of the fire.

The Boston Fire Department said shortly after 3 p.m. that the heavy fire had been knocked down, and they were continuing to chase hot spots. At least a dozen fire vehicles were at the scene, and over 100 firefighters helped extinguish the flames.

Firefighters rescued two birds from one of the buildings, the department said on Twitter.

No further details were immediately available.

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