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Dorchester Fire Hospitalizes 2, Displaces 16

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A 3-alarm fire in a Dorchester apartment building sent two residents to the hospital and displaced 14 others.

A 3-alarm fire in a Dorchester apartment building sent two residents to the hospital and displaced 14 others.

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DORCHESTER (CBS) – Firefighters responded to a building fire in Everett Street on Sunday afternoon.

Smoke was coming from the basement when they arrived shortly after 4 p.m., and a second alarm was called shortly thereafter.

Two residents, found on separate floors of the building, were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

The fire went to a third alarm before being put out. Authorities estimate the damage to be at $500,000.

12 adults and two children were displaced at the scene, in addition to the two adults who were hospitalized.

Investigators are still looking for a cause.

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