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Teen, 5 Firefighters Hurt In Dorchester House Fire

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Flames started shooting out of the home just before 6 a.m. (Photo courtesy: Boston Fire Dept.)

Flames started shooting out of the home just before 6 a.m. (Photo courtesy: Boston Fire Dept.)

DORCHESTER (CBS) – A teenager and several firefighters were hurt in a fire at a multi-family home in Dorchester early Monday morning.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Ben Parker reports

Investigators say it started around 5:45 a.m. when someone carelessly disposed of a cigarette on the second floor front porch.

WBZ-TV’s Paul Burton reports

Everyone inside the three-story duplex on Harvard Avenue escaped, but a 13-year-old boy and five firefighters were taken to the hospital.

The boy suffered minor burns on his face.  Three of the firefighters were treated for chest pains.  One had a face injury and another hurt his hand.

At one point, firefighters were evacuated because part of the home collapsed.

They were able to prevent it from spreading to a gas station across the street and another triple decker next door.

Authorities say four adults and five children were left homeless.

Damage is estimated at $500,000.

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