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Firefighters Battle Heavy Flames in 2-Family Home in Dorchester

The fire broke out on Floyd Street shortly after 9 a.m. Friday

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Firefighters battled a fire with heavy flames at a building in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood on Friday morning.

Boston fire shared pictures showing flames and smoke coming out of a 2-1/2 story, 2-family home on Floyd Street around 9 a.m.

All firefighters were ordered off the roof, fire officials said. A deck gun was deployed in an effort to keep the fire from spreading to other buildings in the tightly packed neighborhood.

The heavy fire was knocked down shortly after 9:40 a.m., but crews remained on scene for overhaul.

"We've been here almost 50 years, if not more," said Angela Jones, the owner of the home. "I just got a phone call that the house was on fire and I came right here from work. And obviously, no idea what happened. No, not yet."

No one was injured in the blaze. Jones said her father, her sister-in-law and her sister-in-law's kids were all in the home but they were able to get out safely.

Deputy Chief Michael Doherty said the heat and humidity made the fire tough to fight.

"Our gear, it keeps the heat in anyway," he said. "Very difficult to get a lot of work. You get 10 to 15 minutes of work out of our people and we start rotating people,a dn that's the reason we have so many people here today."

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but Doherty said it appears to have started on the second floor porch.

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