Fires damage homes on Shepton, Mattapan streets

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A two-alarm fire at a two-family home at 61 Shepton St., left, on Monday night caused an estimated $275,000 in damage, according to the Boston Fire Department. Firefighters responded to the scene just after 11:15 p.m. for a report of a “fire in the ceiling.”

There were no reports of injuries and six people were evacuated safely. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

It was one of two fires reported on Monday night in the neighborhood. Firefighters also responded to a three-decker at 24 Mattapan St. behind Walk Hill Street that caused heavy damage to the rear porches. No injuries were reported and that fire also remains under investigation.

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