• Dorchester fire sends 2 to hospital, displaces 14

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    BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – Two people were taken to the hospital following a fire that occurred on Everett Avenue in Dorchester on Sunday.

    The Boston Fire Department responded to 5 Everett Avenue around 4:15 p.m. Upon arrival, firefighters observed smoke coming from the basement of the large, three story, six family duplex.

    A male and a female resident were found on various floors and were taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. A dog was also found inside the residence.

    The fire, which went to a third alarm, was knocked down firefighters, and investigators are searching for a cause and point of origin.

    Boston's fire chief estimates the damage to be around $500,000.

    Twelve adults and two children have been displaced.

    The adjacent attached building was the site of a multiple alarm fire in 2012. The building is still boarded up.

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