The Boston Fire Department reports 12 people were forced out of 16 Estella St. in Mattapan when a two-alarm fire broke out around 2 a.m.
The Red Cross was called in to help residents find new lodgings for the night. One firefighter suffered burns, the department says, adding that the fire caused an estimated $500,000 in damage and that its cause remains under investigation.
About two hours earlier, firefighters responded to 50 Freeport St. for what turned out to be a three-alarm fire at the Logan Furniture store and warehouse. There were no injuries and the cause of this fire is also under investigation.