Multiple families affected by 8 alarm fire in East Boston

Photo Courtesy: Boston Fire Dept.

BOSTON (AP/WWLP) –  Two weeks after two Boston Firefighters were killed trying to put out a 9-alarm fire on Beacon Street, firefighters Wednesday night worked to control an 8-alarm fire in East Boston.

Firefighters controlled a massive fire in East Boston that heavily damaged a two-and-a-half-story wood-frame house and spread to a car and two nearby houses.

New England Cable News reports Fire Commissioner John Hasson said at the scene Wednesday night that the fire started in the basement of a two-family house on Lexington Street. The heavy fire was contained to that house.

Hasson said everyone was accounted for. The only injury reported was to a firefighter who had a minor eye injury.

The fire department had called for eight alarms to bring in extra equipment after the fire was reported just before 7:30 p.m. in the tightly built neighborhood near Logan Airport. It was brought under control before 9 p.m.

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