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Cigarette Caused Dorchester Fire That Left 13 Homeless

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13 people are homeless after a fire in Dorchester. (Boston Fire)

13 people are homeless after a fire in Dorchester. (Boston Fire)

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DORCHESTER (CBS) — Thirteen people are homeless after a fire tore through their triple-decker on Colonial Avenue Saturday night.

The fire spread to a home next door.

All of the residents got out safety but three firefighters were hurt.

Officials say the fire caused at least $350,000 in damage.

Boston Fire said Sunday afternoon the fire started with the careless disposal of a cigarette.

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